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Make the Magic with Camp Kesem National
Date Sunday October 19
Time 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorIris Rave
Location Details
Congregation Emanu-El, Two Lake St., San Francisco (near the Presidio)
Event Information Name: Camp Kesem National 1st Annual "Make the Magic" Event Date: Sunday, October 19, 2003 Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Place: Congregation Emanu-El, Two Lake St., San Francisco (near the Presidio) Purpose: To educate and inspire guests about the mission and vision of Camp Kesem National and to invite guests to invest in our mission by making a contribution. Cost: This event is FREE, and there is NO minimum or maximum donation required Program Synopsis: Overview of CKN vision and mission, debut of CKN video (yes, a new, National video!), testimonials from a camper and parent, and an invitation to contribute. Information and Reservations: IRIS RAVE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR info@campkesemnational.org PO Box 1113, Lafayette, CA 94549 925-962-9604 or ROY GILBERT, BOARD MEMBER gilbert_roy@alumni.gsb.stanford.edu 650.430.7694 Be sure to visit: www.campkesemnational.org Camp Kesem National creates summer camp programs across the nation for children who have or had a parent with cancer. This is achieved by recruiting and training groups of college students to build self-sustaining Camp Kesem projects on their campuses. The first camp of this kind was created at Stanford in 2000, and is now being replicated on campuses across the nation. Camp Kesem National is already working with three new campuses – Duke, Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis. Duke and Notre Dame will held their first camp sessions in this summer of 2003 and Washington University will open its camp in summer 2005. Stanford held its third camp session this summer. Camp Kesem National plans to have two additional campuses launch Camp Kesem projects each year. The first Camp Kesem project was created because students at Stanford discovered that children who have or had a parent with cancer comprise an under-served population of children in need. Based on the success of that Camp Kesem project, Camp Kesem national was formed to share this service-learning project model with college campuses across the nation. Camp Kesem National was incorporated as a California non-profit in the winter of 2003. Iris Rave, Executive Director of Camp Kesem national is the visionary behind the student-lead camp model. It is her work with Stanford students and sequentially in the founding of the Camp Kesem National organization that is bringing these magical opportunities to the children and the parents throughout the United States who are living with cancer. Vision: A nation where all children who have or had a parent with cancer enjoy the opportunity to attend a college student-run summer camp with peers facing similar challenges in their community. Mission: To provide college students across the nation with the tools and support necessary to create self-sustaining summer camp programs for children who have or had a parent with cancer.
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