Camp Kesem offers summer getaway for children of cancer-stricken parents; Make the Magic fundraising dinner

Mother and daughter at Camp Kesem | Photo courtesy of Camp Kesem

CEDAR CITY – Nearly three million children in the nation have a parent with cancer and many more have lost a parent to cancer. While support is available for adult cancer patients, their children are often overlooked.

Camp Kesem is a free summer camp serving the special needs of children with a parent who has or has had cancer. Run by college students looking to serve the community and develop critical leadership skills, the program is on 41 college campuses across the country and was established in 2000. Southern Utah University hosts the only chapter in Southern Utah.

Last summer, Camp Kesem SUU provided 29 Southern Utah children ages six to 13 with a unique opportunity to have fun and develop friendships with peers facing the unusual challenges that cancer brings to a family.

On March 19, Camp Kesem SUU will sponsor the Make the Magic fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Cedar City Heritage Center. The cost is $25 per person. Proceeds will be used to sponsor children for a free week at the camp this summer. Invite your family and friends to share a meal, listen to families talk about what Camp Kesem means to them and learn how you can help.

Event details and contact information

Date: March 19

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cedar City Heritage Center

Admission: $25

Contact: Susan Durfee – 435-586-5127

Submitted by: Camp Kesem SUU

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Mother and daughter at Camp Kesem | Photo courtesy of Camp Kesem
Mother and daughter at Camp Kesem | Photo courtesy of Camp Kesem

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