Samantha lipscomb fundraising/event assistant spring 2016
Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our summer camps we have developed an important type of “therapy”, called smile therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Quality kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible.
Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. Camp Quality USA establishes and sustain nationwide community-based camping experiences, and ongoing support programs for children with cancer and their families. In the USA, there are presently 15 camps established in 12 states. More than 700 children participate in our camps each summer, and many more participate in Camp Quality activities throughout the year. Over 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Countless numbers of families struggle with the physical, emotional and financial drains of such a disease. To make matters worse, the cause of childhood cancer is largely unknown, making successful treatment a challenge, current research necessary, and an established support system imperative.