This July, we received the terrible news that no parent should ever hear: Our nine-year-old daughter Abby had just days to live. Almost two years ago, Abby’s treatment for her type of leukemia included a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. She’s been battling side effects ever since. But recently the complications became so severe that her doctors braced us for the worst. We were devastated. But in the middle of the turmoil, all Abby could think of was Special Love’s Camp Fantastic: It was just four weeks away, she said, and she wanted to go. To Abby, summer means camp. [...]
Chris Thomas, Camp Fantastic alum and Special Love volunteer... Earlier this month Special Love held its Reunion Weekend which has always been one of my favorite events. I’ve been part of the Special Love family for something like 27 years now and in that time I’ve seen a lot of folks pass through our organization. It’s good to see old friends, tell old stories, and re-live some of those sun-soaked summers from so long ago. As much as I love Reunion Weekend for my own selfish reasons, my favorite part of it is the flood of survivors who trickle into camp [...]
Earlier this month Special Love held its Reunion Weekend which has always been one of my favorite events. I’ve been part of the Special Love family for something like 27 years now and in that time I’ve seen a lot of folks pass through our organization. It’s good to see old friends, tell old stories, and re-live some of those sun-soaked summers from so long ago. […]
We are still planning to hold the Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament at Rock Harbor today (June 3rd) in spite of the rainy forecast, but check here for updates if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Call us at 888-930-2707 if you have questions or need to leave an update of you own!
A Fantastic thank you to Milliard Brands in Lakewood, NJ, for donating 5 new Folding Beds for this year's edition of Camp Fantastic in August! We use the beds in our infirmary and in the nap room to make sure that even kids in the midst of cancer treatment can still participate in camp. Camp Fantastic is unsurpassed in our ability to accommodate campers in all stages of treatment - and the new folding beds will help!
Duffers unite! We’ll be the beneficiary of not one but THREE golf outings in early June, at locations all over Virginia: The Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament will tee off on Friday, June 3rd, at Rock Harbor in Winchester with TWO tee-times – 8:00 am and 1:30 pm – and breathtaking views (including the heart-shaped green at left). Check out this year’s tournament Flyer and plan to join us! Discount overnight accommodations available in Winchester – email us or call 888-930-2707 for details. The Mark Moseley Celebrity Golf Tournament is schedule for Monday, June 6thth, at Raspberry Falls in Leesburg, VA, with a great course and LOTS of extras, including celebrity [...]