On June 8th, My sister and I will mark off a "bucket list" item. We are currently training for the Kansas 70.3 Ironman: Swim 1.2, Bike 60 miles and Run 13.2 miles. With the support of family and friends we look forward to completing this task.
Team Hole in the Wall is known to me through a friend of mine, Nicholas Hunt. Nick's sister, Jess and I have been friends for many years. While living in New Haven, CT, early 2000s, I would hear stories from Nick and Jess about this camp. I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to give back. In completing my goal of fundraising, I will proudly wear a Team Hole in the Wall jersey. This will give me the opprtunity to spread the news about an amazing charity especially in the Midwest.
For those of you that do not know about Team Hole In the Wall, here is a little about the camp:
In 1988, Paul Newman opened The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut so that children coping with serious illnesses could have a special hideout where they could simply be kids.The Camp, which served 288 campers its first year now provides “a different kind of healing” to over 20,000 children andfamily members annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 19,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 20 sites throughout the Northeast – all free of charge.Team Hole in the Wall is The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s grassroots community fundraising program; providing an opportunity for people to take action and make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families we serve.Team members participate in athletic events or use their passion and interests to create unique community events while raising funds and awareness for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
As a physician Assistant, this is very dear to me. Giving children with illness the chance to maybe just once for a minute, a day, a week be a normal child.
Please support me in this great cause.