July 18, 2011: It was a record-breaking gold ribbon moment at Camp Simcha, an overnight camp for children with cancer, as our campers and staff unfurled the world's longest gold ribbon (a packet has been submitted to Guinness World Records™ for approval). Gold is the color of childhood cancer awareness and children with cancer worldwide. Official surveyors joined us at the glorious event on the grounds of Camp Simcha to observe and measure the 1,340-foot ribbon to certify the record breaking achievement. Visit http://on.fb.me/rdtn88 for photos of the event.
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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 is a program of Chai Lifeline.