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Fall into Special Love! Print E-mail

PumpkinsSummer’s over but the fun goes on!


Octoberfest Family Weekend is coming on Oct. 9-11 and it’s open to all families of children ages 17 and under who are within 5 years of cancer treatment.  It includes parades, crafts, campfires, and more! Click here for the flyer and plan to join us.  Parents can also join us next month for our Parent Getaway Weekend in Winchester, VA, where they’ll be pampered and treated to great conversation, great food, and great fellowship.


There’s also still time to join us for these fun-raisers:

Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk (NEW DATE: Saturday, October 31st) – Washington, DC)

Pat Collins Memorial Camp Fantastic Open (Monday, October 12th – 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA)


Have a Fantastic Fall – hope to see you at a camp event soon!

The “Fall in Love 5K” Has a New Date/Venue! Print E-mail


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We were truly sorry to postpone the “Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk” after Hurricane Joaquin threatened to join the race.  We’re just as happy to announce that we have a make-up date and a NEW VENUE to share – the “Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk” will be held the morning of Saturday, Oct. 31st, at the C & O Towpath (near Whitehurst Freeway; GPS Address: 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007).  Registration will remain open until October 30 feel free to invite friends/family/colleagues!


RunSignUp page for new runners (registration is still open!):


Race Information Page:


Click here for the Sponsor Form (Note: it’s a “fillable” PDF, so to return it electronically, open it in Adobe Reader or Acrobat and “Save As” to your hard drive prior to emailing.)


Hope to see you there!


Every kid has the right to be a kid. Print E-mail

Special Love lets kids be kids, through camps, financial assistance, and a community of support that lets them (and their families) know that they’re not alone in their battle.


You can support our community of support through your donation, and check out our latest Loveletter, view our 2015 Calendar of Events, volunteer, or sign up for our email list.


Our programs are held throughout the year at fully-modernized facilities in the Greater Washington, DC area. Check out our programs for Patients & Survivors, Siblings, and Families by using on the menu above.



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  •   The holidays are extra special for Special Love – it’s a chance for us to reflect and appreciate another wonderful year of camps and community, and it gives us a chance