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David Stack

I am a proud member of the Leadership Board for Horizon Day Camp, Maryland’s only full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge.

My wife, Treva and I know all too well the impact of hearing the words "Your child has cancer." The day camp model is so important because it allows children the ability to enjoy a robust camp season, while returning to the comfort of their own homes and beds each night. At the same time, medical treatments can be scheduled around camp participation. Horizon also understands the importance of including siblings as they too are experiencing anxiety and uncertainty amidst a family environment that is in a state of change and crisis.

Horizon Day Camp is hosting its annual HorizonWALKS community walk and fall festival on Sunday, October 18 at Camden Yards. The celebration activities begin at 8:15 AM…with the Walk beginning at 10 AM with awards live music and more family fun continuing into the early afternoon.

My son, Davis sang the National Anthem for HorizonWALKS 2019! I have created a HorizonWALKS team - Stack 0.0! Please help send more children to camp by joining my HorizonWALKS team today!

It's a lot of fun, but it's also an important fundraising initiative for Horizon Day Camp, which relies solely on philanthropy to offer programs throughout the year. It's the one time each year that the community can come together to walk side-by-side with the campers and their families. We'll have bounce-houses, arts/crafts activities, pumpkin decorating, live DJ music, live entertainment, princess and mascot appearances, face-painting, costume contests, trick or treat fun, breakfast items, carnival games, a scenic walk around the sports stadiums, and much more!

There will also be prizes for largest teams and top fundraising teams, best costumes, etc.

Thank you, everyone, for championing Horizon Day Camp through supporting my HorizonWALKS Stack 0.0 team!

Please contact Ciera Gallub - HorizonWALKS Coordinator if you need additional information. She can be reached at 202-329-9387 or ciera@horizondaycamp.org.

HORIZON DAY CAMP - MISSION AND BACKGROUND

Click here to learn more about Horizon Day Camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXDx212nhJs&t=34s

Horizon Day Camp is part of Sunrise Association, which is based in Oceanside, New York. It is one of eight Sunrise Association day camps along with three that operate in New York, three that operate in Israel, and one camp in Atlanta. Horizon Day Camp launched a presence in Baltimore in the fall of 2015, and hosted its first summer camp in 2016. Because the Baltimore region has a high caseload of pediatric cancer, donors in tandem with Sunrise Association leadership were committed to implementing the camp and programming within the Baltimore community.

Horizon also operates year-round hospital “Wheels” programs at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Sinai Children’s Hospital, and Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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