BENEFITING: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL
EVENT DATE: Nov 14, 2013
For the past few weeks, tbtUNC has worked to customize the social media trend of “Throwback Thursdays” for the UNC population. Every day, not just on Thursday, we are helping UNC students relive their childhoods by taking them back to the old-school days from growing up in the ‘90s.
Our final event, the Baby Got Throwback Bash, will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at R&R Grill. This event will be a nostalgic ‘90s-music cover night, with local bands performing top throwback hits.
One of the biggest joys of being a kid was getting to go to summer camp, which is why our event will benefit the North Carolina chapter of Camp Kesem. Located in Sophia, N.C. Camp Kesem is specifically for children ages 6-16 whose parents have or have had cancer. Camp Kesem was founded in 2001 by three Duke University students, and in 2004, UNC partnered with Duke to run the summer camp. Ever since, the camp has been organized, directed, and staffed by student volunteers from both universities. Through donations from individuals, foundations and corporations, camp is provided free of charge to families served. It costs $500 to cover all expenses for one camper.
The children attend this one-week camp in order to develop a peer support network with other children facing similar situations and to focus on being kids. Our campaign’s theme of childhood nostalgia evokes the resilience and strength of these children who, like us, just want to have fun. We are so proud to support Camp Kesem North Carolina, and we hope to contribute as much as we can to their healing work.