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A Rousing Good Time at Summer Family Day!

Summer Family Fun Day, June 15, 2019 Clearbrook Park Winchester, VA   Summer Family Day 2019 was possible because of incredible sponsors; the 12th Annual Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference Gala” and The Yuen Foundation.   Summer Family Day, a new and different version of Reunion Family Weekend, was a success! Our first ever one day program was packed with a lot of fun activities, music, treats and family time. There was so much to offer and share with our families! The big day took place at Clearbrook Park in Winchester, VA which offers paddle boats on Trout Lake, playgrounds, [...]

A Very Special Love Story

Sarah Rostock Who doesn’t love a good love story? From The Notebook to Romeo and Juliet everyone has their favorite! This may sound the cheesiest of cheesy, but my favorite love story is mine! Me and my husband’s love story began with Special Love’s camps for children with cancer. Let’s go back to August of 2004, I was in the thick of maintenance chemotherapy for leukemia and stepping on to a charter bus to go to camp for a week. Not just any camp, I was on my way to Camp Fantastic, a week-long camp for kids with cancer! I [...]

Ski Family Weekend 2019

January 18-22, 2019 Canaan Valley Resort Davis, WV Ski Family Weekend was amazing, even with temps varying by 40 degrees during the 4-day Martin Luther King weekend. It was an amazing getaway for families with a child under 18 who’s on treatment or within 3 years of treatment, as well as bereaved families. It was a non-typical camp at the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, where skied, snowboarded, tubed, and ice-skated. A few folks even found time to snowshoe around the trails of the resort. So far, 2019 has been a year for changes here at Special Love, [...]

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