NF Midwest provides Camp New Friends with funds to make it affordable for all kids with NF from the Midwest. No child from our region is left behind.
NF Midwest supports and sends children with neurofibromatosis to Camp New Friends a camp run by the Brainy Camps Association which is a subsidiary of Children’s National Health System.
The camp is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia, on the grounds of Timber Ridge Camp, 90 miles west of Washington, DC. It runs every year for one week in July.
Going to Camp New Friends creates memories and support that last a lifetime! NF Midwest is proud to sponsor children with neurofibromatosis to Camp New Friends in West Virginia each summer. Spending a week at camp with peers and adults who live productive lives with neurofibromatosis gives hope to campers for their future. Campers share how Camp New Friends is the highlight of their summer, how awesome it is to be with kids just like themselves, where they don’t feel different. This experience helps them to learn more about their neurofibromatosis, increase self-esteem, improve social skills and personal responsibility, all in a supportive, fun filled environment.
Camp New Friends allow children ages 7 to 16 to:
Thank YOU for all that you do for people with NF and their families! It brings tears to my eyes to see how much was raised for this cause. My brother had NF which turned cancerous and he passed away February 10, 2011 after a not-so-easy life with NF. My sister and father also struggled with this disease, then cancer and passed away in 1991 and 2008 respectively. This was our first NF Walk and we look forward to next year's. We were impressed with the organization of the walk, the DJ, the food, the prize baskets, the facilities and of course all of the care that went into it.My remaining sister and I, and our families, are determined to help out in any way to help cure this disease or assist other families who have NF in their lives. We look forward to raising more funds next year and dressing up our team! Our goal as a team is to raise a lot more money next year!
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