our 62 chapters have raised


for summer 2015


Camp Kesem Virginia Commonwealth University

$10,980.00 contributions
274 donors

Raised: $10980Remaining: $39020

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that transformes kids into Camp Kesem campers
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

With 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States, there are more than 3 million kids affected by a parent’s cancer and Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces this often-overlooked population of children. Because they don’t appear sick, their needs are often over looked and they suffer quietly, leading to academic, social, emotional, and developmental problems.

Camp Kesem helps these children by empowering student leaders from across the nation to plan free summer camps for kids affected by their parent's cancer.  We give them the opportunity to let go of their adult-sized worries to just enjoy being a kid for one week in the summer while holding reunions throughout the year to support our camper families.

Last summer was CKVCU's very first year being a part of Camp Kesem.  We effectively raised $23,000 and held a five-day-long camp with 28 incredible campers.  This year we have a goal of more than double what we raised last year at $50,000 to pay for a seven-day-long camp with 50 incredible campers at Camp Brethren Woods in Harrisonburg, VA August 9-15.

Please consider donating to our page as we pursue these goals.  No gift is too small.  We are thankful and blessed to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Camp kesem family and participate in an amazing organization with such profound impacts on our campers, their families and even us as counselors.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Abraham A donated $50.00
Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:02 AM
Jatinder H donated $100.00
Thursday, May 21, 2015 3:00 PM
by Anonymous donated $5.00
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:15 AM
Paul K donated $25.00
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:20 PM
Rhonda G donated $500.00
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:55 AM
Brittany G donated $50.00
Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:42 PM

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Updates and Donors' Comments

Abraham A5/23/2015 5:02:25 AM

I'm proud of you bro

Jatinder H5/21/2015 3:00:52 PM

Easily missed but important and great cause for the impacted kids.

Paul K5/19/2015 2:20:33 PM

i hope you are as good at medicine as your dad is at security engineering

Lesley S4/28/2015 6:34:20 AM

The campers are lucky to have you!! Momma Simmons