As the weather warms up, thousands of parents across the country begin making plans for their children to attend summer camp. The ultimate release. The ultimate reprieve. The ultimate break.
There is one special place, however, where that release, that reprieve, and that break reaches all news levels:
Aurora Day Camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a 7 1/2 week summer camp to children battling cancer (as well as their siblings and recent survivors). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and launched as recently as June 2018 (a very special month indeed), Aurora Day Camp became the first camp in Georgia for children with cancer and their siblings. In fact, for our friends in Atlanta, Aurora’s big fundraising walk – AuroraWALKS – is coming up in just a few weeks.
The concept of summer camp has been one that often accompanies our own journey to bring more smiles to pediatric cancer hospital units across the country. When explaining to new hospital partners what life was like in Maddie’s hospital room, I am often describing how the experience was more like watching someone at summer camp than inside a hospital. Well, thanks to Aurora, that vision becomes a reality for so many children and families facing this otherwise devastating diagnosis.
As we continue our efforts to #ShineMaddiesLight on childhood cancer, it is our privilege to shine some light on this special organization. And to join them as our second official “Shine Partner.”
Please join us in Shining Maddie’s Light and spreading more awareness, changing more lives, and bringing more smiles. Pass along this post to friends and family in Georgia. Buy a copy of Maddie’s Miracles for the daycamp lovers in your life. Post a review on Amazon.com to continue to share the inspiration. And above all, keep shining.
Thank you all for your never ending light and support. Here’s to a warm and camp-worthy couple of weeks!
New to Maddie’s Miracles? See the details below!
LEARN MORE about Maddie’s inspirational story by reading Maddie’s Miracles: A Book of Life (available on Amazon by clicking here). 100% of the net sales proceeds we receive will be used to #ShineMaddiesLight through efforts that drive awareness, inspiration, and charity.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE by supporting Dancing While Cancering, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in Maddie’s honor. Dancing While Cancering is dedicated to bringing joy to the inpatient hospital experience for children with cancer. While 100% of the net royalties for Maddie’s Miracles: A Book of Life will be used to #ShineMaddiesLight, a portion will be specifically donated to Dancing While Cancering. Check out our website at https://dancingwhilecancering.org
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