September is Childhood Awareness Cancer Month
Families, charities, caregivers, hospitals and researchers observe September to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that effect children, issues and needs related to childhood cancer. One way to spotlight Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is by wearing or displaying a gold ribbon.
Camp Quality spotlights this month with two events. First, on September 8, 2019 we hold the annual Hero for a Day 5K in Flushing Michigan. You can learn more here. Second, Camp Quality Michigan celebrates families and their children at their Family Reunion weekend the last weekend of September. Please join us for these events.
You can help raise awareness as well through:
- Post information on your social media about childhood cancer and how it has effected you.
- Host a facebook fundraiser for Camp Quality Michigan, you can start here, simply click on “Create Fundraiser” and three steps later you will have launched your campaign.
- Wear a gold ribbon and be willing to answer questions when you are asked.
- Sign up to volunteer for Camp Quality Michigan here.
- Let your legislators know about the need or funding for research into causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has a good blog with facts about Childhood Cancer here.
Family Fall Weekend
Summer went by in flash and we sure are missing our Camp Quality Families already! It’s time to get together and catch up … Fall Family Weekend takes place September 28th & 29th immediately following the Camp Quality Michigan Reunion in beautiful Frankenmuth Michigan at the Bavarian Inn. We have reserved a limited number of rooms to host about 20 of Camp Quality Families for a weekend get-away. Saturday evening we will enjoy a traditional Bavarian Chicken Dinner, play mini golf, explore or enjoy one the 3 pools on site and just enjoy a little time away. Sunday morning we will get back together for a delicious breakfast before heading over to the Bavarian Belle. The Belle is an authentic Stern Driven Paddlewheel riverboat and will take us on a 1 hour historical narrated tour of the Frankenmuth area. We are so grateful to Captain Mitch and his crew for donating their time to take our families on this beautiful tour.
There is still time to sign up for the Reunion which is open to all current & past campers and companions.
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Cherryland Cares Supports Children with Cancer
Camp Quality Michigan is pleased to announce support from Cherryland Cares. This $1500 grant will be used to help Camp Quality Michigan to provide services for children with cancer and their families from the Northwestern Lower Michigan. Most children attend Camp Quality Michigan’s summer camp in Luther, Michigan.
Every child deserves an unforgettable camp experience — the chance to run, laugh and play with other children. Experiences like swimming, archery, horseback riding, canoeing, zipline, fun & games and so much more are offered during the weeklong and weekend summer camps. Thanks to Cherryland Cares, children will be able to have these experiences.
Cherryland Cares is a charitable fund overseen by a group of volunteer members who review grant applications and allocate funds to the nonprofit organizations seeking assistance. Since it’s an all-volunteer board, 100% of the money donated goes right back into the community. For more information about Cherryland Cares, please visit the website at https://www.cherrylandelectric.coop/cherryland-cares/.
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Camp Quality Michigan Scholarships
Each year Camp Quality Michigan is proud to graduate children from our program. These ceremonies are celebratory, heartfelt and reflective as the teens and our volunteers think about the years they have spent at camp and all they have come through to reach this day. We are so proud of their bravery and grit. This year Camp Quality Michigan was proud to graduate the following campers:
In addition to supporting these campers through the years, Camp Quality Michigan was proud to provide the first ever scholarships to two former campers going onto education after high school. The scholarships, called the Andy Oman Scholarships, for a long serving volunteer for Camp Quality, were given to Adrienne Davis and Allyson Simmons.
Adrienne found her passion for art attending Camp Quality. She loved the arts and craft activities. She says of her camp experience, “Camp taught be, a shy girl, to get out of my comfort zone and truly enjoy life.” Adrienne graduated from Independence High School in Thompson’s Station, TN with a 3.76 GPA and is studying Graphic design at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Allyson always knew what she wanted to me, an oncology nurse. Her early battles with a Wilms tumor, turned her on to the profession. She has been in remission since six years old and attending Camp Quality’s programs. After graduating from Midland High School with a 3.96 GPA she is attending Saginaw Valley State University. She says of her dream to be an oncology nurse, I am more motivated than ever to accomplish this goal and pursue my dream because of the people that drive my passion the most: the other campers at Camp Quality.”
Camp Quality Michigan and all our volunteers and staff wish all these students the very best as they continue on to adulthood.
Hungry? Let your shopping support Camp Quality Michigan
Shop much? We all need groceries, but now your grocery shopping at Kroger and SpartanNash can help children with cancer and their families. At Kroger stores you can set Kroger Card account to benefit Camp Quality Michigan. Every time you swipe or type in your Kroger Plus Card, a portion of your purchase can benefit children in Michigan with cancer. You must have a Kroger Plus Card to participate and register your card online to benefit Camp Quality Michigan. Please visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged in to your Kroger account search for Camp Quality Michigan either by name or IF789 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
SpartanNash Corporate Stores will also support Camp Quality Michigan through their Direct Your Dollars program. SpartanNash stores include: VG’s, Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, Martin’s SuperMarkets, and ValueLand. Save your receipts and send them to Camp Quality Michigan at P.O. Box 345, Boyne City, MI 49712. Only company owned stores qualify (see list at the link below). For every $150,000 spent, Camp Quality Michigan receives $1,000. Participating stores can be found at here.
Please consider doing on one or both of these rewards programs. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Smitter at 517.231.7981 or email@example.com. Thank you.