BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: Team HITW NYC Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
On November 6th, I will be running the New York Marathon as part of 'Team Hole in the Wall', and hope to raise $5000 on their behalf.
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 30,000 children and family members annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 25,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 35 sites throughout the Northeast – all free of charge.
I've spoken to some family members of camp participants and, in their words, "It is a truly incredible place".