The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime turns 30!

21 August 2015

Halifax -

 The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime turns 30!

 

Camp Goodtime, Nova Scotia’s only summer camp for children living with or beyond cancer, celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer.

 

 

More than 1,700 children have attended Camp Goodtime over the past 30 years. Camp Goodtime provides children living with or beyond cancer with an opportunity to just focus on being a kid. From August 16-21, campers age 7-16 can attend Camp Goodtime, hosted at Brigadoon Village, and enjoy a week full of fun, friendship, learning and leadership.

 

“Camp Goodtime is like nothing else and provides kids living with or beyond cancer a place where they can be themselves and not feel self-conscious about their treatments, or diagnosis, “ says Barbara Stead-Coyle, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society- Nova Scotia Division. “Thanks to our incredibly generous donors, we are able to offer this amazing program for youth patients in Nova Scotia.”

“Camp was an opportunity for me to meet children with cancer of all different types, and allowed me to feel entirely accepted. No one stares at my scars, no one gasps with shock when finding out what they are from, and no one judges me for it,” says Siobhan Darlington, Camp Goodtime camper and volunteer. “It truly is the most magical place.”

 

“We are looking forward to being able to provide this wonderful experience to thousands more over the next 30 years,” adds Stead-Coyle.

To celebrate the many incredible people who have attended, supported or have been impacted by Camp Goodtime, the Society created a special anniversary video. For further information about Camp Goodtime and the many other support programs offered by the Canadian Cancer Society, please visit cancer.ca


About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

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Media contact information:

Danica Finch

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Canadian Cancer Society - Nova Scotia Division

danica.finch@ns.cancer.ca

(902) 423-6183