I am excited to help my dear friend Maria Myler as a walker on her team, Maria’s Clan Spreads Smiles in AuroraWALKS, a virtual campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds for Aurora Day Camp.
Aurora Day Camp is Georgia’s only full summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 1⁄2 –16 who are in active or follow-up treatment for cancer, all free of charge.
Aurora gives families normality, hope, relief, and a unique opportunity for patients and siblings to be together. Aurora Day Camp is not about cancer, it’s about fun and children being children. The Camp is a proud member of the Sunrise Association whose mission is to give back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, with full summer Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, serving over 6,000 children last year, all free of charge.
I am proud to support this wonderful cause and Maria, one of my oldest friends. We met 38 years ago in Houston and Will and I moved to Atlanta to the same neighborhood as Maria and her family. We ARE family to each other, through all the good and bad times and our children are like cousins.
While we cannot host AuroraWALKS in person due to COVID, Maria and I both really appreciate your support of our team and this magical mission. Every dollar counts.
My personal goal is $500. Our team goal is $17,000. It costs $6,000 to send one child to camp for the entire summer. Maria and i and our Clan can help ensure AuroraWALKS reaches the $125,000 goal help hundreds of families impacted by pediatric cancer.
This summer, Aurora accomplished something extraordinary by transitioning to an all summer long virtual camp that provided endless fun for nearly 150 campers who enjoyed activities with their friends and counselors.
Take a moment to watch this powerful video below.
While COVID -19 has wreaked havoc on the world we live in, these very special children need us now more than ever. Thanks so much for helping Maria and I bring joy to children with cancer. Our Aurora WALKS Virtual Celebration is on Sunday, September 13th, 10:00AM. I will send you a picture of us as we celebrate our team reaching our goal!