Comfort Zone Camp is the nation's largest bereavement camp. Camps are offered free of charge to kids between the ages of 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary care giver. There are also camps for young adults.
CZC provides grieving children with an environment where they can heal and break the isolation that death often brings. Camps are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey, and plans to extend to Texas in 2011.
This cause is particularly important to me because my dad passed away from cancer when I was 18. I wish I would have known about this then because it's a truly inspiring place. I'm hoping to soon become a "Big Buddy" and use my experiences to help kids who are going through the same things I went through.
I recently decided to run the Disney World Half Marathon in January in order to raise money for CZC. I'd been thinking about it for awhile and thanks to some inspiration from some awesome people, I decided to bite the bullet and really get serious. A group of CZC volunteers, families, and supporters are running the race in hopes of raising $50,000 for the camp. If you could check out my fundraising page and donate there instead of here (at least until the race) that would be amazing! Check it out-
Thanks so much for your support!