Hi, this is Siggy. Siggy was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma behind her left eye just before her second birthday. She went through 6 months of chemo and 5 weeks of daily radiation and then went into remission. On her first 3 month scan after ending treatment we found out that the cancer had returned. She then began daily chemo for 3 months followed by a trip to NY for her eye removal surgery which was needed to give her a clear margin. She then went back to NY a week later for 3 days of Brachytherapy directly to the empty socket. After this she has been back in chemo treatment for 6 more months. Just this September we have been given the all clear that there is no sign of the cancer. We have another scan in December and are hopeful that it will stay gone this time. During all of this there have been things that Siggy was unable to do or not allowed to do for fear of infections delaying treatment. Having the Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore this summer had been a blessing, since it is staffed with doctors and nurses Siggy and all the other kids effected by cancer were able to do something really fun just like all the other kids. They also welcome siblings which is amazing and Siggy had a blast being able to go to camp with her sister. This is a great organization and we would love your support in this. Thank you.
If you join us as a walker on our team here is the schedule.
8:00am in-person event 9:00am Opening Ceremonies 9:30am group walk around Inner Harbor 10:00am post-walk celebration at Power Plant Live!
We are excited to have you join us at HorizonWALKS, a fun celebration that is the culmination of a year-round fundraising campaign for Horizon Day Camp, serving local children with cancer and their siblings. Costumes the day of the WALK are encouraged! And small, friendly, furry friends are also welcome!
Costume Contests Best Costume (Individual) Best Costume (Group) Best Baltimore Spirit Costume Silliest Walk Best Team Cheer
Be sure to tag @horizondaycamp and #horizonwalks in your social media!
8am: The fun kicks off at the Power Plant Live! plaza. 34 Market Place, Baltimore MD 21202 Free parking is only available at the Pier V parking garage (711 E Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202), compliments of our friends at The Cordish Companies. Pier V parking garage has two entrances, and either is fine for HorizonWALKS. When you enter, KEEP your ticket. Upon arrival to Power Plant Live! plaza, you will receive a parking voucher. When you exit, first input YOUR original ticket, followed by the voucher. This voucher is good all day, so feel free to spend time after HorizonWALKS at a local brunch spot, visiting our friends at Port Discovery, or for a stroll around the harbor! Enjoy bagels, coffee, hot cocoa, and apple cider!
9am: Opening Ceremonies program at the Power Plant Live! stage Hear from our Camper Ambassadors, Camp Medical Director, and fun award announcements.
Following our Opening Ceremonies program, enjoy a scenic group walk around Baltimore's Inner Harbor. See special guests and collect goodies along our walk route, right on the water! Site map available below.
After our group walk, the celebration continues at Power Plant Live! plaza until 11:00am. Enjoy carnival-style games, mascots, Disney princesses, our Horizon Day Camp STEAM robots, costume contests, corn hole, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, a moon bounce, live DJ, face painting, caricatures, and more!
Help give summer back to children with cancer and their siblings by making a donation or joining our HorizonWALKS Team, Team Siggy Strong!!!
HorizonWALKS is an annual walkathon event that raises critical funds and awareness for Horizon Day Camp, Maryland’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, offered completely free of charge. Horizon Day Camp, along with their Year-Round Programming and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, brings back the simple joys of childhood to local Maryland and Washington, D.C. area children impacted by pediatric cancer.
HorizonWALKS will be held in October 2022 at Power Plant Live! starting at 8:00am. The Opening Ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook at 9:00am, followed by a group walk with family and friends in Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor.
Please consider making a donation or joining our walk team to help raise much needed funds for these children. Your generosity will provide miles of Horizon smiles!