PHOTOS: It was a record-breaking gold ribbon moment at Camp Simcha on Monday, as campers and staff unfurled the world’s longest gold ribbon. Gold is the color of childhood cancer awareness and children with cancer worldwide. Official surveyors joined in the event on the grounds of Camp Simcha to observe and measure the 1,340-foot ribbon to certify the record breaking achievement.
Each summer, 400 seriously ill children are treated to unforgettable, medically supervised overnight camp experiences at Camp Simcha, for children battling cancer and other hematological illnesses, and Camp Simcha Special, for children with debilitating chronic conditions.
At Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, children and teens trade hospital rooms and doctors’ offices for fun, friendship, and hope for the future. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities in fully handicapped-accessible facilities. Talent shows, concerts, and helicopter, hot-air, and motorcycle rides make every day super-special.
Campers return home reinvigorated, with deep friendships and happy memories to help them travel the rough road ahead.
Camp Simcha thanked Amber Masso, Program Director at American Childhood Cancer Organization, and Nadia Rajsz, town supervisor of Lumberland, for joining the camp to witness this momentous occasion.
The camp also thanked Adina Levitan, Malky Brazil, Chayale Biderman, Shaindy Lowenthal and Bency Brown for their involvement in the project.
Camp Simcha is a program of Chai Lifeline. TLS.