Camp Kesem at Indiana State University Announces Plans for Spring Benefit

Camp Kesem at Indiana State University, a chapter part of a nationwide community driven by passionate college student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, is pleased to announce plans for its spring fundraiser, Make the Magic. Make the Magic  will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m., at the Kahn Room at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Tickets for the event are $45 each or $270 for a table of 7 and are available at https://donate.kesem.org/isumtm2020.

Funds raised during this annual fundraising night of dinner, philanthropy, and entertainment will help provide year-long peer support and send 35 campers to camp. The event will include chicken, pasta, and a cash bar. 

In the summer of 2019, 10,000 children attended free summer camps during over 100 week-long sessions of Camp Kesem held at fun and exciting sites from coast-to-coast. Camp Kesem is organized locally in the Wabash Valley by dedicated students from Indiana State University. This summer, Camp Kesem at Indiana State University will host 35 campers from July 26-31 at Flat Rock YMCA Camp. 

Over 5 million children have been impacted by a parent’s cancer and Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population. This camp experience and Kesem’s year-round support has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence, and strengthens their communication skills. 

Children attending Camp Kesem at Indiana State University will participate in a host of fun activities including Messy Games and a camp Talent Show. Nightly “Cabin Chats” allow campers to open up to their peers and counselors. 

Camp Kesem at Indiana State University is organized by dedicated students at ISU who work year long to plan and fundraise for an impactful week of camp. Student volunteers and counselors experience leadership development and undergo extensive training prior to camp. Camp Kesem is provided free of charge to all participating families and is therefore supported by private donations and community support. 

ABOUT KESEM

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem’s flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates 125 free summer camps across the country for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Kesem programs have a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills. In 2019, Kesem served 10,000 children coast-to-coast – all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit www.kesem.org, Facebook.com/CampKesem, and @CampKesem on Twitter & Instagram.

ABOUT CAMP KESEM AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Camp Kesem at Indiana State University was founded in 2018 and supports children in the Terre Haute community and surrounding areas by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem at Indiana State University is operated by student volunteers and serves 35 campers ages 6-18 per year. For more information about Camp Kesem at Indiana State University please visit https://www.campkesem.org/find-a-camp/camp-kesem-at-indiana-state-university or Facebook.com/CampKesemIndianaState.

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