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Brainy Camps Announces Team for Race for Every Child

UPDATE: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR TEAM AND SHOWED UP FOR THE EVENT! 

This article first appeared here.

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brainy Camps Association, which provides camps for children with chronic health conditions, has announced its participation in the Race for Every Child fundraiser in Washington, D.C. The annual event, scheduled for Oct. 20, 2018, is sponsored by Children’s National Health System and helps to raise funds for the pediatric hospital’s many departments and causes.

Brainy Camps, a subsidiary of Children’s National, has participated in the fundraiser for the past two years. The non-profit organization successfully raised more than $17,000 through the fundraiser last year and has set its goal at $25,000 this year. Donations made to the Brainy Camps Team will support camper scholarships, programming and future growth.

A schedule for the day’s events includes pre-race activities, a 5K walk/run and a 100-yard kids dash. The event will be held at Freedom Plaza, several blocks from the White House.

“The Race For Every Child follows on the heels of our camp season, making it the first fundraiser of the new camp year,” said Susan Mehlman, assistant director of Brainy Camps. “Many of our counselors and camp families join us at the event, making it a mini reunion for all those who are already counting down the days to next summer’s camp.

“It is a fun way for us to raise money for camper scholarships while allowing us to spend quality time with our Brainy Camps friends, families and supporters. And for all those who give—big and small — it is a wonderful way of showing how important the camps are in the lives of the children we serve.”

About Brainy Camps:

Brainy Camps Association, a 501(c)(3) charity, is a consortium of residential and family camps, retreats and services for children with chronic health conditions. With the help of over 150 volunteers, the organization serves more than 500 children each year. Brainy Camps’ mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential.

Through week-long condition-specific camps and support and leadership programs, Brainy Camps offers children the opportunity to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and to learn skills in medical self-management.

Since its founding in 1994, Brainy Camps has expanded to host condition-specific camps for children with a range of health conditions, including neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, heart disease, Down syndrome, hemiplegic/diplegic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, high functioning autism spectrum disorder, Tourette syndrome and childhood obesity, as well as a program for youth transitioning to adulthood.

To support the Race for Every Child team visit https://giving.childrensnational.org/site/TR/FundraisingTR/Race2018?team_id=2381&pg=team&fr_id=1200

To learn more about Brainy Camps visit: https://www.brainycamps.com/.

EVENT DETAILS:
Where: Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
When: October 20, 2018
7:00 a.m. Pre-Race Activities
8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
10:15 a.m. Kids Dash

 

  • Campers

    500

  • Volunteers

    150

  • Scholarships Awarded

    280

  • Conditions Served

    11

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