As many of you know, I try to do my fair share of volunteer work, last year was in Haiti, but this year I volunteered for a little known Camp based in Catalina, Camp Del Corazon (Camp of the Heart), as a Medical Nurse/Counselor. The camp, in its 17th year, brings out kids from 7 to 17 yrs old to Catalina Island, whom all have some sort of Heart Disease, for a week of fun, comradery, exploration and the ability to make friends with peers whom have gone thru and will go thru similar experiences, all for free.
That said, to make it free for the kids, all of the camp medical staff and counselors work at the camp for free, but the actual cost of renting the camp, boats, insurance, supplies, food/cooks/maintenance requires an enormous amount of money. So the camp organizers throw together a series of camp fundraisers. This Friday is one of them.
This Friday is the Camps - I Heart Wine Event. An outdoor event where $30.00 gets you 3 flights of wine, raffle ticket, hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary entry for children to our Kid's Zone. It's about 15oz of wine, great company and a very friendly crew.
(PIC of Myself along with the other Medical Staff after our dance for the kids at CDC)
I highly encourage you to come, Amy (DWSer) and I were in camp together:
and it was a wonderful experience and gift for the children who likely otherwise might not have the option to ever go to camp, plus I think the event will be fun. You'll meet other DWSers and many RNs and MDs outside of meetup, but just as friendly.
RSVP here, but buy your tickets online at:
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [masked] or text me at[masked]-5428.
Thanks and see you Friday,
Here are some other fun pics of Camp that without fundraisers like this would never happen for these kids: