Summer Camp Reaches Out to Kids with Cancer
It may be one of the hardest things for a parent - seeing their child with cancer. But thanks to one camp, kids with cancer and their families find hope and strength.
Kids are gearing up for summer camp, a week-long adventure for these ordinary children who have extraordinary stories.
They all have cancer or have been off treatment for less than three years.
ROCK Camp, which stands for Reaching Out to Cancer Kids, gives children with cancer the chance to experience all the typical summer camp activities without the fear of being different, the first of its kind in the U.S.
Camp Boggy Creek, located in Central Florida, was a project of late actor Paul Newman.
A dozen children, ranging in age from 7 to 16, boarded a bus Wednesday and were on their way to a place that will allow them to be kids...again.
The camp lasts one week and is free of charge for the kids and their families. The American Cancer Society picks up the tab.
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