Inspiring Hope for Families Living with Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute, 24% of adults diagnosed with cancer have one or more children under the age of 18. This equates to nearly 3 million children in the United States living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. Patients with young children face even greater challenges with frequent separation, diminished levels of energy, financial hardship, and physical changes in a parent’s appearance due to the unwelcomed side effects of most treatments. Cancer robs a child of the chance to “just be a kid”. Kamp Hope provides opportunities for a positive, safe, supportive and fun day that lifts the spirits of the entire family.
Dedicated to families with children who are impacted by a parent’s diagnosis of cancer, Kamp Hope provides no-cost, year-round fun family programs designed to make memories, provide respite and inspire hope.
Kamp Hope’s goal is to ensure every member of the family feels less isolated and more connected through a network of support and recreational services.
Through generous donations and dedicated volunteers, participants enjoy family outings such as bowling, pumpkin picking, theater performances, ice skating, and sporting events. These brief respites offer safe and fun experiences as well as the opportunity to create memories. Parents and children have the chance to foster bonds with each other and provide mutual support through the sharing of similar experiences.
For more information, or to make a tax deductible financial gift, please contact Nancy Briel: [email protected] or 631-462-9800 x118.
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY 11725