Friday, July 13, 2007

Great Charities for Cancer Kids

I want to share with you some of the great people and groups who have helped us in the past year.

Last year, I saw a post up on the wall of the Medical Day Unit at CHEO about Camp Trillium.

My husband was home with the girls last summer, so we knew a vacation would have to be on a tight budget if at all. What did we have to lose by taking a chance on this camp?

Hmmm. Now I think about what we gained.

The camp we went to, on Garrett's Island, is truly a world away for families dealing with childhood cancer. At Garrett's Island, kids are kids.

We all have the same elephant in the room--and we felt an almost-instant bond with the other families.

The week we spent at camp last year was a huge boost for us all--it reminded us there are many others in our situation, and they are fighting and surviving.

As well as summer camping, Camp Trillium has monthly events for the children all year round--with arts and crafts, snacks and lots of hugs from the wonderful volunteers. If you think that young people these days are not loving, giving and capable of great depth, then you need to meet the Camp Trillium volunteers.

If you choose to donate to Camp Trillium, you will be providing swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, running, jumping, laughing and healing for children with cancer and their families.

Thank you to Camp Trillium and all your wonderful 'special friends' for memories that will last us a lifetime.


(P.S. We'll be going back this summer, and Sydney will be going on a kid's camp week as well--we can't wait.)


Bhaswati said...

What a wonderful concept! That camp does sound special. Sounds like you and your family had a great time. :-)

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