Amy’s Army has partnered with The Fairfield County Foundation to create Amy’s Fund. This fund has been created to help local families who have been touched by cancer. You can make a donation to the fund at any time during the year by sending your gift directly to the Foundation. Checks should be made out to Fairfield County Foundation with “Amy’s Army” in the memo line. The Foundation’s address is 162 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Or, if you would like to find out more about requesting funds for yourself or someone you know, please contact Amy Eyman at the Fairfield County Foundation, 740-654-8451.
Kids ‘n Kamp
A major recipient of the Walk’s proceeds is Kids ‘n Kamp.
The children of Kids ‘n Kamp range in age from infants to young adults and are either receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments now or have finished treatment and are in remission.
The Programs of Kids ‘n Kamp have been uniquely designed to benefit the cancer child, siblings and parents Emotionally, Socially and Educationally.
Kids ‘n Kamp is not a United Way Agency and therefore must rely on the generosity of individuals, clubs and organizations and corporations to continue their work of these courageous children and their families.
tutoring, emergency financial services, counseling,
scholarships, camperships, parents’ programs, family activities
dinner at the hospital and much more!
For more information: 614.262.2220 email@example.com
THE GROWTH OF KIDS ‘N KAMP 1982-2006
In 1982, Kids ‘n Kamp was serving only 39 cancer patient children by providing them with a camp weekend.
In 2006, Kids ‘n Kamp is currently serving 351 Ohio families who are affected by Childhood Cancer. Unique Programs have grown from simply a fun-filled camp weekend for cancer patient children to include:
- Five Additional Family Activities (for parents, siblings, patients and grandparents)
- Camperships (enabling siblings and patients to attend the camp of their choice)
- Scholarships (for both siblings and patients, K through college)
- Tutoring (for both siblings and patients)
- Educational Assessments (working with Columbus Children’s Satellite facility)
- Counseling (for all family members)
- Childhood Cancer Awareness Rally (held at the Statehouse, Governor Taft has declared September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at Kids ‘n Kamp’s request for the past two years)
- Mom’s Night Out (monthly dinner on us)
- Dad’s Night Out (monthly dinner on us)
- Circle of Care (composed of mothers of cancer patients who offer emotional support to a family in crisis)
- Emergency Services (financial support for funeral expenses, utilities, car repairs, etc.)
- Mom’s Retreat (a weekend of emotional support)
- Mom’s Quilting Weekend (a creative and emotionally supportive weekend)
- Heart to Heart Basket (personal gift given to newly diagnosed families in Columbus Children’s Hospital)
- Pizza & Pop (served on the Cancer Unit at Columbus Children’s Hospital once a month)
- A Time To Grieve (support groups for parents who have lost their children)
- Support Groups are held in The Ruben Family Center for the Children of Kids ‘n Kamp. The Center is the first of its kind in Ohio.
- H.U.G.S. (helping to understand the need for giggles and support) a Program designed to offer families who have lost their children to cancer tickets to amusement parks, an evening at the theatre, a day at the zoo etc.