Okizu is a non-profit organization that runs a kick-ass summer camp for pediatric cancer patients, their siblings, and their families. We have been to their family summer camp and both Cole and Logan have been to sleep away camp for the last two years. The staff is amazing, and they will bend over backwards to help to make sure your kids get the best camping experience possible.
This is a great outfit because they are able to perform a small bit of magic for these kids. They bring a bunch of kids together, all of whom share this horrible set of experiences. The magic is that they have set up the camp in such a way that despite the fact that the kids are all there because they (or their siblings have cancer, it is not the focus of camp. If you were to go and watch for a day, you would just think that it was a regular camp for regular kids. For those of you who don’t have to go through this on a daily basis, regular is good. Regular is the ideal.
Check out their website at www.okizu.org. Right now they have a triple matching campaign going so if you donate $100, they get $300. If you give to Okizu, I will, for purposes of my internet embarrassment, honor the triple amount.