Note from Santo about the 2014 Drive-A-Thon
Thank you for supporting our Second Annual Drive-A-Thon benefiting Camp Goodtimes. With your help we raised $40,000 and we showed over 30 kids a fantastic time!
Please read the attached story by Dan Antilla. Dan taxied kids around the track in a 2013 Lamborghini. His story provides a vivid picture of the event and the difference it makes in the lives of the families that attended. All of you contributed to making memories that will last a life time.
Dan's story highlights the excitement and joy one child experienced. A little less obvious is the impact on the parents.
If you have children then you know how much it means to see your child laugh and feel joy. Just imagine if your child spent the better part of his or her life going through cancer treatments. How much more meaningful would it be to see your child giggle and vibrate with excitement? How meaningful would it be to see your child put cancer in the back seat and just be a kid for a day at the track or a week at camp? How meaningful would it be for you to have a break from the constant care your child's treatments would require?
Ask yourself these questions and you'll begin to get a glimpse of the impact made by the Drive-A-Thon and Camp Goodtimes. This impact is growing because of the generosity of people like you. Please consider donating now. Your support makes these memories happen.
Speaking from personal experience I can say that meeting kids like Ella has made a profound impact on my life. I am a better husband, father, son, sibling and friend because of my involvement with Camp Goodtimes. I believe that my experience and Dan's experience is not unique. I've heard from several of the drivers that they found the event to be absolutely amazing and they can't wait for next year!
So you see, your involvement has made a positive impact on the lives of a great number of people. Please give generously by following this link. THANK YOU.
Each year over 13,000 children in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Camp Goodtimes was established in 1984 to provide a no cost camp environment for children affected by cancer where they can recapture the joys of childhood.
For 30 years, Camp Goodtimes has welcomed over 240 campers a year from Western Washington and Alaska for two weeks of summer camp, and a weeklong Kayak Adventure camp.
Camp Goodtimes was supported by a large national organization for the past 30 years. That funding was recently eliminated, and camp was at-risk of closure. Volunteers stepped in to create The Goodtimes Project, and keep camp thriving this year and into the future.
Each year it costs $400,000 to operate camp. We need your help. Help us get kids out of the hospital and into the great outdoors.
Sign up for Camp News
Please sign up to receive news about camp and other fun events! The link to sign up is on the right sidebar of this page.
Huge SNOJ (supernovas of joy) to all of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and families.
You make camp happen!