As many of you know, I have been exposed to the many unfortunate events related to serious childhood illnesses while working as a Registered Nurse in a local pediatric emergency department and trauma center. Not only am I affected personally, but also most of us may directly or indirectly know someone that is struggling with an ill child. I decided to become involved with an organization like the Hole in the Wall Gang has made me realize the amount of individuals, young and old, who are faced with the challenge of overcoming these diseases every day.
The Hole in the Wall Gang’s mission is simple... To ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer. Held at the Camp’s 344-acre facility in Ashford, Connecticut, Camp’s signature summer program consists of eight, weeklong sessions for seriously ill children aged 7-15, and one session for the siblings of children with serious illnesses – free of charge. Programs at Camp even run all year-round. Through the generosity of others, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp community provides this unique healing experience to kids in need and their families, including those who may not be able to come to Camp. In support of this camp, I have registered to complete the RAGNAR relay race and conquer 200ish miles from Hull to Provincetown, MA with team Hole in the Wall on May 8-9th. With this endeavor I am pursing two goals: (1) to finish (!), and (2) more importantly, to raise $1000 in charitable contributions to support the Hole in the Wall Gang camp. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood, where every kid can “raise a little hell.”
I need your help! I know that my fundraising will contribute to fun camp programs for seriously ill children, where they can receive routine medical care. I have tremendous faith that I can reach this goal with your help!
My goal is to raise $1000 for Hole in the Wall Gang by May 1st for participation in this event. Your donation today can make all the difference to the thousands of children and families who need your support.
How can you help? It’s easy!
o Make a donation – every bit counts!
o Donate online by credit card by visiting my Team Hole in the Wall site: https://www.crowdrise.com/raymond-hitwragnarrelaycapecod/fundraiser/marciegawel
o Show this letter to as many people as possible!
o Encourage your company and your coworkers to donate!
o Forward my website to all your friends!
It is possible to make a difference this year! No matter how large or small, anything you can give to help me cross the finish line will be one step closer to help those kids enjoy “a different kind of healing.” I hope you will be cheering for me over the next few months as I take on this tremendous challenge. Together you and I can make changes…one mile at a time!
Thank you in advance for your support from the bottom of my heart (and swollen feet!),
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