Welcome to My Happy Place Page
It was summer of 2005. I was a mint-new graduate, farting around and working at a day camp before my graduate program began in the fall. In those poor-college-student-I-have-zero-money days, I was a volunteer fanatic, and someone finally said to me, “You know, you ought to volunteer at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. You'd love it.” Of course I said YES (because real volunteers have a hard time saying no), but little did I know, those few words of encouragement would change my life. I came home from my first summer session so unbelievably exhausted from those crazy little nine-year-olds in Cabin 4, but my heart and body were filled to the very brim with love.
Almost 12 years later, I don’t know how, but Camp has managed to fill me up even more with love. A new friendship, a triumphant climb, a first bull’s eye shot, a courageous performance, the infectious giggles of kid trying to wiggle an Oreo from her forehead to her mouth, the sight of kids (and counselors!) dancing their sillies out.... These are just a few reasons why camp has a very special place in my heart.
Think of it this way: You know how we all need eight hugs a day to boost our physical, mental and emotional health? At camp, you get at least 204 hugs a day, so just imagine the love!
Today I’m asking to you to join me in supporting a truly wonderful organization that brings joy into the lives of children and families who have been impacted by cancer. Your gift, big or small, directly help kids experience happy healing times with lifelong memories, in spite of the cancer and struggles they live with everyday down the mountain. Please help me give back to this fantastic place.
Plus, if you donate, you’ll get a super-duper surprise treat in the mail as a token of my appreciation and thanks. ;)
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