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Amy Schade Named Champion For Camp For Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Camp Casco, a nonprofit organization offering free camps and socials for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and siblings in New England, is proud to announce that Amy Schade of Brookline, MA has been named a 2023 Camp Champion.

Camp Casco’s Camp Champions program, presented by New England Applied Products, supports childhood cancer patients and survivors while taking on New Hampshire’s epic Presidential Traverse: a 23-mile hike reaching 7 of the state’s 4000+ foot summits. The Champions will conquer this challenging hike together over just two days, braving some of the harshest weather in the world. Each Champion will raise $1,600, the equivalent of sending one child to camp for an entire week. While at camp, children aêected by childhood cancer get the opportunity to experience independence, take on new challenges, and make friends with other kids who have been through similar challenges, all while supported by a round-the-clock medical team and a 1:1 counselor-to-camper ratio. After oêering virtual programs throughout the pandemic, Camp Casco looks forward to welcoming kids back to camp in person this summer after completing a successful 2022 camp season with no CoViD-19 cases. Camp Casco selected an elite group of 12 impressive athletes from six states for the group’s third annual challenge, each hiking in honor of an individual camper for summer 2023.

This annual event returns for the fourth time on June 2-4, 2023, after a socially-distanced inaugural hike in 2020 and two successful in-person hikes in 2021 and 2022. Camp Casco CEO Erin Fletcher Stern explains, “Our 2023 Camp Champions have been training for months to prepare for this incredibly challenging hike. This trek is filled with ups and downs and is extremely physically and emotionally demanding, much like the experience of childhood cancer. Through this hike, our Champions come together to challenge themselves and support each other, mirroring the magic of our summer camps and helping to give this transformative experience to more deserving kids fighting cancer this summer.”

Schade is looking forward to taking on this immense challenge for the second time as a Camp Champion and team captain. “I am so excited to return this year as a 2023 Camp Casco Camp Champion because I believe their mission of providing a place for kids aêected by childhood cancer where they can have fun, make friends, and experience adventure can help them thrive. I am honored that my friends and families have rallied together to send a child to camp this summer and I hope they have an unforgettable experience!,” said Schade.

Donations can be made here, and an anonymous donor will match donations through June 04, 2023.

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About Camp Casco

Camp Casco is a nonprofit organization that oêers amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Campers get the opportunity to have fun, challenge themselves, try new things, meet friends who understand their struggles, and, above all, become part of a community where they truly belong. All programs are provided at no cost to families, including meals, transportation, and round-the-clock medical care. The organization hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including annual week-long summer camps, fun family socials, and yearly fundraisers to support its eêorts.

To learn more, please visit here.