I am rallying my family and friends across the globe in Maria’s Clan Spread Smiles, my team for AuroraWALKS, a virtual walk to help raise awareness and much needed funds for our full summer Camp and year-round programs.
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 normalcy, hope, relief and a unique opportunity for patients and siblings to be together. Camp is not about cancer, simply fun and children being children.
Aurora Day Camp is a proud member of the Sunrise Association whose mission is to bring 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.
My team goal is $15,000 and you can join me as a walker OR simply make a donation to help me reach my goal. It costs $6,000 to send one child to camp for the entire summer. Every dollar counts and as we cannot host AuroraWALKS in person due to COVID, my clan can help ensure we reach the $130,000 goal and 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. After 22 years of managing walks in various non-profit professional roles, this is my first ever personal walk team. I am so proud to be part of this great organization.
Thank you so much for helping 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!