BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO In a memorial service at Camp Adventure on the Camp Quinipet campus, butterflies were released.
Cancer knows no age, gender, color, religion or body type.
But for those stricken, yet fortunate enough to become part of the Camp Adventure family sponsored by the nonprofit Kids Need More, there is an ongoing support group that rallies to patients and their families whenever needs arise or a special event happens. (more…)
Angie passed away on November 14, but two sisters who accompanied her to Camp Adventure last summer will be back this month.
Angie was 9 last summer, suffering from cancer, when thanks to volunteer pilots from Patient Airlift Services, she and two sisters, Jazmin and Analia, were flown to East Hampton airport and then transported to Shelter Island.
Here they participated in “Camp Adventure” at the Camp Quinipet campus for a respite from doctors and hospitals, spending a week just being children. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Island volunteers and staff of ‘Kids Need MoRE’s’ Camp Adventure (held each summer at Camp Quinipet) gathered for a ‘thank you’ party at the American Legion hall.
Holly Lanzetta’s 6-year-old son Sam has cancer. As a single parent of two young boys, the Southold mother has long struggled to care for her sons — including providing the medical care Sam has needed throughout the years. Ms. Lanzetta has also had to find a balance that allows her to pay her bills while working between her son’s treatments to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family. (more…)
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Firefighters hose down kids at Camp Adventure following the annual shaving cream battle.
Organizers of Camp Adventure and its parent organization, KiDS NEED MoRE, are turning the tables on Islanders. (more…)
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Foaming fun at Camp Quinipet during its annual shaving cream fight. Camp Adventure has moved on campus for the week for children with cancer.
A ride through Camp Adventure on August 11 found suitcases and gear strewn throughout the area as campers — pediatric cancer patients and their siblings — arrived for a week-long respite from the stressful day-to-day logistics of their conditions. (more…)