BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: Team HITW NYC Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Think of some your best memories as a kid and I'm sure many will evoke summer days of fun with friends - equal parts long & lazy and full of adventure. For me it was the shore where I was never more than a bike ride away from the next "best day ever" with the same people I'm lucky to still call my some of my closest friends today.
For some kids and their families, the reality of spending all of your energy and resources mounting a fight for survival against severe childhood illness often comes at the expense of the same kind of opportunities for carefree days spent with friends just having fun.
The Hole in the Wall Gang is a special organization that enables kids fighting severe childhood illness such as pediatric cancer the chance to just be a kid. HITWG is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell!"
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.
Questions? Call (203) 777-0522 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org