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Camp Kesem University of Richmond

 
$17,213.00 contributions
307 donors

Raised: $17213Remaining: $2787

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

 
Janne V donated $200.00
Saturday, August 01, 2015 10:10 AM
Brenda B donated $50.00
Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:55 AM
Becky K donated $100.00
Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:01 AM
by Anonymous donated $50.00
Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:04 AM
by Anonymous donated $25.00
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:30 PM
by Anonymous donated $110.00
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:28 PM

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Updates and Donors' Comments

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Maureen L7/27/2015 8:09:23 AM

Dear Hippo and Volley, Please take a nap. xoGing

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Andy M7/22/2015 3:41:29 AM

great cause and hope the kids can enjoy and have fun, have a s'mores for me Jenna!

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Virginia K7/20/2015 10:57:48 AM

Proud of you Jacob!

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Mary Lynn S7/17/2015 3:21:05 PM

Our so. Danny is volunteering to assist children whose parent(s) has cancer