I am reaching out to Mom, Dad and cancer bloggers for their support in promoting Camp Kesem’s “Give a Laugh” campaign this coming Mother’s and Father’s Day—see below and attached for details about the campaign. Would you consider helping us by sharing the Camp Kesem story and promoting our “Give a Laugh” campaign in your blogs and/or Tweets?
Camp Kesem is a college student-led network of free week-long sleep away camps and year-round social circles for kids aged 6-16 who have or have lost a parent to cancer. Kids affected by a parent’s cancer may be withdrawn, angry, anxious or sad—life as they know it has changed. Camp Kesem offers them a chance to reclaim their childhood and rediscover their laugh, with a week of fun and community, along with reunions and other events throughout the year.
The link to Mother’s and Father’s Day is obvious: What better gift to give Mom or Dad than the laughter and happiness of a child? So for this Mother’s and Father’s Day, Camp Kesem is sponsoring a viral “Give a Laugh” competition— collecting, posting and having people vote on their favorite “Give a laugh” video. The competition starts on Mother’s Day and concludes with the winner being announced via Facebook and our website on Father’s Day. The winning “Give a laugh” video(s) will be featured in e-cards offered by Camp Kesem for next Mother’s and Father’s Day.
Camp Kesem Background
There are more than three million children in the US impacted by a parent’s cancer. Today, Camp Kesem is reaching nearly 3,000 of those children, through our 41 college chapters in 24 states across the country. The demand unfortunately far exceeds the supply.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.