BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: Community Events 2015
EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2014
Welcome to the fundraising page for Steve and Matt. In September we will both run a 6-day 155-mile self-supported (we carry our own food and clothing) ultra marathon in Madagascar (more on the race: http://www.4deserts.com/beyond/madagascar). We are running the 155 miles as members of Team Hole in the Wall- the athletic fundraising wing that supports The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The brief history and mission of 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, has 25,000 children and family members now experiencing “a different kind of healing” annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 20,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 25 sites throughout the Northeast – all free of charge (more on camp http://www.holeinthewallgang.org).
Please help us reach our goal of $15,000- together we can support five children to a week at The Hole in the Wall.