our 62 chapters have raised


for summer 2015


Camp Kesem University of Richmond

$18,856.00 contributions
329 donors

Raised: $18856Remaining: $1144

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that transforms kids into Camp Kesem Campers

Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent's cancer.

In the days immediately following a person’s cancer diagnosis, the response is often overwhelming. Cancer affects more than just the person whose cells it attacks. The disease wreaks havoc on the entire family, though they bear no signs of illness. Children that have a parent with cancer are especially in need of support—their childhood is put on hold as they deal with the fearanxiety, and sadness that results from a parent’s illness. They often have a difficult time finding friends to whom they can relate, as few of their peers understand what it is like to have a parent with cancer.

There are over 3 million children in the United States who have been affected by a parent's cancer.

Camp Kesem was created to support and empower children like these.

Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces children of cancer patients through our free, week-long summer camp and year-round peer support network run entirely by college students. “Kesem” means magic, and our hope is to bring magic to the lives of children whose parents are affected by cancer. For one week every summer, we give our campers the opportunity to just be kids. Kesem campers enjoy arts and crafts, swimming, games, sports, roasting s’mores, zip-lining, and countless other fun activities. 

University of Richmond's chapter of Camp Kesem was founded in 2009 with 25 campers and we have grown ever since. In our seventh year of camp in August 2015, we are excitedly planning to host 80 campers! We invite you to join us as we raise money to give these amazing children the unforgettable experience of Camp Kesem!

For more information: CampKesem.org/Richmond

Sending lots of Camp Kesem love and magic your way!
-Camp Kesem University of Richmond Counselors

Shawn F donated $25.00
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:17 AM
Bojangles C donated $100.00
Monday, August 24, 2015 3:31 AM
Thomas H donated $200.00
Thursday, August 20, 2015 3:25 AM
by Anonymous donated $25.00
Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:42 AM
by Anonymous donated $50.00
Thursday, August 13, 2015 4:22 AM
Matt M donated $100.00
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:05 AM

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Updates and Donors' Comments

Shawn F8/25/2015 6:17:57 AM

Thankyou doesn't say enough

Bojangles C8/24/2015 3:31:34 AM

Thanks for being the world's greatest. Camp love and mine. <3

Matt M8/12/2015 9:05:34 AM

I dedicate this donation to Dinesh for pledging to sit down and eat 1 marshmellow for every $3 I donated. What a great idea to make S'more m

Josie f8/12/2015 3:20:37 AM

Proud of you!