Camp Kesem at Case Western Reserve University, an organization dedicated to supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, will hold its annual “Make the Magic” event Saturday, April 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland.
Camp Kesem is the only national organization dedicated to the more than 3 million children who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. For many children, their Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event—providing them a community of children with similar experiences and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood.
Driven by passionate college student volunteers, Camp Kesem at Case Western Reserve University supports the Northeast Ohio community. Funds raised during this annual night of dinner, philanthropy and entertainment will help provide year-long peer support and send 60 campers to camp Aug. 7-12. The event will include a three-course meal, words from a camper and camper parent, and the opportunity to experience the impact Camp Kesem has had on the families and communities.
There are countless families who have found joy in Camp Kesem. One counselor, Bambi, described the experience with a camper: “Only five minutes into my second week of camp, I had my 10-year-old best friend, Smiley, running into my arms with tears in her eyes. Smiley thought I would forget all about her and our time at camp because we had to wait an entire year to be reunited. Little did she know I was scared she had forgotten me as well! We promised to never ever forget about each other or our Camp Kesem family. After that, Smiley and I had another great week at camp, and I can assure you we will be running to each other again this August!”
Event sponsors include Tudor Arms Hotel and Cleveland Clinic.