08-28-19

Road to a Better Community – Camp Kesem

Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 Recognize Camp Kesem

These days, it seems as though most people have been affected by cancer in some way. There are more than 100 types of cancer to date that of course have various causes. While cancer affects people of all ages, many times the trauma that children experience in relation to cancer goes unnoticed. WUSA 9 and Easterns Automotive Group saw the tremendous work that Camp Kesem was doing for children affected by cancer and wanted to get involved.

Camp Kesem - Supporting Children of Parents with Cancer

Camp Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer at no cost to families. They serve children that have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. Over 5 million children have been impacted by the parent having cancer so this foundation is needed. The camps are run by passionate college volunteers that sacrifice their personal time to invest and empower children. Kids just want to have fun during the summer and Camp Kesem gives them the chance do to just that. They are also provided a safe place and a proper outlet to talk about their various experiences without feeling judged. Many of the volunteers have been directly affected by cancer themselves so they are able to share their personal experiences and offer insight and advice. In 2018, Kesem served nearly 9,000 children which is incredible being a nonprofit organization that relies strictly on fundraising and donations. Children and teens ages 6 to 18 are welcome to attend each summer free-of-charge. They offer a wide network of camps across the United States that is attended by kids coast-to-coast.

Joel Bassam and Easterns Donates to Camp Kesem

WUSA 9 and Easterns Automotive Group invited staff from Camp Kesem to the studio where they presented them with a very special surprise. Joel Bassam donated $2,500 on behalf of Easterns to help continue their incredible mission. Giving back is necessary especially when wonderful organizations like this are doing the right thing and making such a great impact in the community. If you would like to find out more information about Camp Kesem or about how you can get involved, please visit www.campkesem.org

To learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the DMV community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity


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