Thursday, December 30, 2010

SPOTLIGHT Cancer Charity of the Day…….. Camp Happy Times

Our SPOTLIGHT Cancer Charity of the Day…….. Camp Happy Times

Here is a brief description of the wonderful work from the Camp’s website,

For more than 25 years, The Valerie Fund has operated Camp Happy Times, a free one-week overnight camp experience for children aged 5-21 who have or have had cancer. Nearly 200 children each summer attend Camp Happy Times located at the two hundred acre Tyler Hill Camp in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Tyler Hill is fully accredited by the American Camping Association and Camp Happy Times is a proud member of the International Children's Oncology Camping Association.

Camp Happy Times promotes friendship, independence, and a spirit of cooperation for cancer patients and survivors. The CHT philosophy is to provide a recreationally therapeutic environment that engages participants while building self-esteem, confidence, trust and friendship.

The hallmark of the Camp Happy Times experience is that while they are there, thecampers do not feel self-conscious about their illness. Campers consistently revel in the fact that they don’t have

to explain their disease to their fellow campers”

Here’s more information about the Valerie Fund which provides support for health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. The Valerie Fund supports the “whole family” in the battle and tackles not only the medical needs but also the social, emotional and developmental needs of the child. We encourage you to visit their site and offer ways to assist. (Twitter site @thevaleriefund)

We also offer Twitterthons, see how they work here, to provide support for cancer charities with the idea of raising more awareness and $ for the cancer organizations.

If interested in a Twitterthon with @abolishcancer and Camp Happy Times, email us at

“Power of the People, Through Twitter, to @abolishcancer”

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