WVU Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for children of cancer patients, is still accepting campers for a week of fun activities at Camp Sandy Cove in High View, W.Va. (Hampshire County), June 10-15. Learn more.
WVU is one of several colleges around the country that host a Camp Kesem summer camp between June and August for children ages six to 18, who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
The co-directors of the camp are also in need of two volunteer nurses. If you are a nurse and are available, please call (443) 914-2988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
David McDonald, 55, of Morgantown, didn’t expect a cancer diagnosis when he brought up some symptoms he had been having during a doctor’s appointment for stomach pain. He mentioned to his doctor that he had been having some rectal bleeding, and his family doctor sent him for further tests to find the cause.
School of Public Health students are collecting items for an Infant/Toddler Supplies Drive through April 17 to benefit The Shack Neighborhood House.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the program which starts on Monday, April 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 23. “Last year we had over 4,700 people participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state.