PLGA Foundation Lead Sponsor for Dedicated PLGA Family Week at Camp Sunshine in Maine
In response to popular demand, the PLGA Foundation is sponsoring the FIRST dedicated PLGA Family Week at Camp Sunshine* from Sunday, July 17th – Friday, July 22nd, 2011. If you have a child battling a low grade astrocytoma/glioma brain tumor, join us for a FANTASTIC week of conversation, camaraderie and support. Share your family’s unique journeys and feel empowered by others experiencing similar situations. All of this, while enjoying the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine and the typical recreational camp activities for children and adults of all ages.
This week long pilot program is the perfect get-away for the ENTIRE family and has the distinction of being the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of this disease on every member of the immediate family – the ill child, the parents and the siblings. In addition to recreational activities, Camp Sunshine also offers sessions and workshops which are tailored for the PLGA families. These sessions will provide a forum where family members can learn from each other and identify more effective means for dealing with the special issues that challenge their families daily.
Services at camp include accommodations, meals, 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. While camp is in session, each family stays in their own family suite with many of the comforts of home while meals are served daily in a common dining area for all to enjoy.
Camp Sunshine is FREE for all families and applicants are encouraged to apply TODAY to secure a spot. For more information please contact us at [email protected] or download your application at http://campsunshine.com/pdfs/2011_bt.pdf .
*Since the programs inception in 1984 Camp Sunshine has served over 30,000 individuals including children with cancer and their families. In 2001, Camp Sunshine opened this one-of-a-kind facility, and as the program has evolved, so too has the need for dedicated programming seeking to connect families in similar situations.