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September
  • 02

    Office Closed

    All day
    09/02/2019

    Office Closed

  • 04

    Sunshine 2U at Scottish Rite

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    09/04/2019

    Games, Crafts and Camp Activities brought to the inpatient and outpatient areas of the AFLAC Unit at the Scottish Rite campus.

  • 07

    Wild Adventures Regional Program in Valdosta

    All day
    09/07/2019
    Wild Adventures
    3766 Old Clyattville Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601

    Families can enjoy a day of fun at Wild Adventures in Valdosta. Lunch will be provided. Contact Stephanie for more information at (404) 216-2158 or stephanie@mycampsunshine.com

  • 07

    Apple Orchard

    10:30 AM-5:00 PM
    09/07/2019
    Hillcrest Orchards, Georgia 52, Ellijay, GA, USA
    Hillcrest Orchards, Georgia 52, Ellijay, GA, USA

    Preschool apple picking at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, GA. Come and enjoy a hayride, a petting zoo and fresh apple cider. We will watch the pig races, have a family picnic, pick apples, visit the country store, and even milk a cow!

    WHO: All Children 6 and under who have or had cancer and their families.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 7 at 10:30

    WHERE: Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay GA
    RSVP: Ann at 404-325-7979 or ann@mycampsunshine.com. Please indicate names of everyone attending. Immediate family members only!

  • 07

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at the Braves

    7:20 PM-10:00 PM
    09/07/2019

    The Atlanta Braves present Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at SunTrust Park for a 7:20 PM game time vs the Nationals.

    This special day at the ballpark will honor those who are currently fighting or who have courageously battled different types of childhood cancer.

    Camp Sunshine Fighters/Survivors receive:

    • Two (2) free tickets in the Home Run Porch
    • Commemorative Childhood Cancer Awareness Day T-shirt
    • Access to a pregame reception at the Coca-Cola Roxy

    Go here to register for your tickets now:
    braves.com/ccawareness

  • 11

    Sunshine 2U in Savannah

    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    09/11/2019

    Games, crafts and camp activities brought to the inpatient and outpatient oncology areas of Memorial Health in Savannah.

  • 16

    Spa Night

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/16/2019
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA
    1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA

    Come join us for an evening of relaxation. Dinner will be provided along with facials and massage.

    Contact Ann for more information or the RSVP at ann@mycampsunshine.com or call 404-325-7979.

It’s Like Heaven: Stories from Camp Sunshine edited by Dorothy H. Jordan

Published by UGA Press:  In 1982 Dorothy H. Jordan founded Camp Sunshine to provide children with cancer a safe, normal childhood experience, to show them that others share their challenges, and to help them find community and support. In 1983 approximately forty campers between the ages of seven and eighteen attended the first summer camp, held in the north Georgia mountains. Thirty-five years later, more than four hundred campers attended the 2018 summer camp, and several hundred more children and family members participated in more than 150 additional recreational, educational, and supportive Camp Sunshine programs held throughout the year in metro Atlanta, Savannah, and other areas of Georgia.

Today Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization, has hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help the leadership staff of the camp with its multiple year-round programs, as well as pediatric oncology nurses and other medical professionals who take care of the campers’ medical needs while they attend those programs.

It’s Like Heaven documents the story of the first thirty-five years of Camp Sunshine through the voices of campers, their nurses, counselors, and other volunteers. Each chapter is a former camper’s first-person story about childhood cancer and the Camp Sunshine journey, followed by reflections on the camper’s experience by the camper’s nurse or another member of the camp community, creating a unique narrative of each camper’s struggle and path toward healing. Every story includes photos of both the camper and the camper’s mentor as well as several photos that illustrate the connections, bonds, and strength of community created through Camp Sunshine.

 

“These powerful stories show us the resilience of the human spirit. Cancer touches all of our lives and the message of this book is universal. Camp Sunshine has created a little piece of heaven in Georgia for children and their families impacted by cancer, and everyone will find inspiration in these moving accounts about the healing power of community.” – PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

All proceeds benefit Camp Sunshine.

Order your copy here:

UGAPress

Indiebound.org

Amazon.com

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