6th Annual “Wheelin’ for a cure” to Benefit Special Days Camps
Saturday September 29 2018
The Two Trackers 4WD Club will be hosting a fund raiser event for Special Days Camp. Special Days provides children dealing with cancer and leukemia with a camping experience created for their special needs. One week for the child who has or had cancer and one week for their siblings. It is a place for all the kids to just be kids! They also will come home with skills to help cope with the disease, school, work and everyday challenges. Special Days makes a difference in their lives!!
Camp is held at the YMCA Camp Pendalouan in Montague, MI. Please let us know if you have someone in your life under 18 that is affected by cancer that would like to go to camp. We will be happy to put you in touch with Special Days.
We are planning a full day of activities. A “Sticks” trail ride thru Allegan State Game Area or a “Bricks” ride on pavement thru Allegan County. There will be “I Spy” games and other games to earn FREE door prize tickets. A FREE BBQ lunch is provided, Games for the kids to play at the lodge. Beechpoint will be offering breakfast and we will have fantastic door prizes for the family and 4×4 enthusiast.
This years starting location will be: Beech Point Christian Camp, 3212 125th Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010.
Registration 8:00AM to 9:00. Drivers 30.00 and Adult Passengers 20.00, Kids 17 and under FREE. Each paid participant will receive 2 free door prize tickets.
Thank You everyone who supported the Wheelin’ for a Cure, 2017. Because of your kindness and generosity the event raised $8818.00 this year. That is about 9 kids going to camp next year. THANK YOU!!
This is the fifth year for the Wheelin’ for a Cure and because of the wonderful support of the 4×4 community $37,961.00 has been donated to Special Days from 2013 to 2017. That is about 38 kids lives you have touched and made better. Thank you for your amazing support!
For more about Special Days Camps
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.