CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Camp CARE (Cancer Ain’t Really the End) was formed in 1985 by a group of health-care professionals. It's staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations from the community.
This special camp provides a chance for kids to get away from the realities of living with cancer, all in a beautiful setting at Lake Lure, North Carolina.
The philosophy of Camp CARE from the beginning has been that a child with cancer is, first of all, a child. A child, like all children, needs laughter, friends and fresh air. These are the very things Camp CARE can provide.
Their biggest fundraiser of the year is coming-up on Saturday September 7th at McAlpine Creek Park. It's the Camp Care 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds go toward allowing more than 190 children with cancer and their siblings to come to a camp and enjoy fun activities like swimming, boating, crafts, music, dancing and most importantly, making new friends!
This morning on Larry's Look, we were joined by two of the staff-members of Camp Care----Amy Warren and Greg St. Martin. Greg's late brother, P.J. started the first walkathon---in a wheelchair. He was 16 years old and was inspired by his own summer camp experience and wanted to make sure that all kids with cancer would find the same joy, new friendships, and fun.
For all the details, go to: www.campcare.org.