5th Annual “Wheelin’ for a cure” to Benefit Special Days Camps
Saturday September 30 2017
The Two Trackers Wheelin’ for a Cure event is held to help send children dealing with cancer and their siblings to Special Day’s Camp. Camp is designed to promote self-esteem, confidence, friendships, teamwork, and leadership skills. Special Days will help children develop life skills to meet the challenges of treatment, school, work, and family. It also gives the children a chance to “just be kids” for a week. Special Days Camp can make a remarkable difference in their lives.There will be a full day of activities, a trail ride thru the Allegan State game area with a trail leader or a Self-Guided Tour of Allegan County visiting historic stops along the way on 99% paved roads. There will be games to play and some amazing raffles where you get to choose which prize you would like to win. A delicious BBQ lunch will be provided for everyone. Come and join us for a Family Fun Day.
For more about Special Days Camps
Calling all 4×4 Clubs and Facebook Groups
The Wheelin for a Cure Committee is challenging every four wheel drive club and facebook group to have the most members attending the WFC event on Sept 30th.
The winning club or facebook group will receive 2 door prize tickets for each member present. The second place club or facebook group will receive 1 door prize ticket per member present. These tickets will be handed out to the winner’s right before the door prize drawing begins. The winning club or facebook group will have bragging rights and a certificate will be given to the winner of the challenge.
Please let us know if your club would like to participate in the challenge and make sure everyone in your club or facebook group signs the Club Challenge registration form at the event. Sharifrench123@hotmail.com
Why do we support Special Days Camp!
I would like to share with you what the Wheelin for a Cure Annual Event is all about. It is our chance to support “normal children” dealing with extraordinary circumstances. It is a chance to send kids with cancer and leukemia to camp so they can just be “kids for a change” and it is a chance to send their siblings to camp to help deal with their emotions and a chance for them to be “first for a change”.
Camp provides a safe place to enjoy normal childhood camp activities in a healthy outdoor setting. Skilled nursing personnel are on hand 24/7 and all their medical needs can be taken care of on site, even chemotherapy. Campers gain Hope, life-long friendships and skills to deal with school, work, and everyday challenges. Many kids come back year after year and when it is time, they come back as volunteers.
Special Days Camp is for kids 6 thru 17. One week for the siblings and one week for the child living with cancer. There are over 100 kids at each camp, last year there were 125 at the sibling’s week when we visited. There is also a Winter camp where both groups get together for a Fun Filled weekend. These experiences are life changing and so worth our time. It costs about $1000.00 a child to go to camp. Each family is asked to pay $75.00 for their child. 90% of these families are unable to pay, usually because of medical expenses one prescription for their child could cost $75.00. No child is ever turned away because they can’t pay. This is where we come in. With your support we would like to send at least 10 kids to camp in 2018.