Cancer Charity, Camp Kesem National, Blasts Off in Round 2 of Chase Community Giving Program

Camp Kesem National, a sleep away summer camp for kids whose parent(s) have cancer, has entered the second round of the Chase Community Giving Program's Facebook contest. The charity has the chance to win $1 million if it garners the most votes.

Online PR News – 15-January-2010 – – Lafayette, CA - Last month over 500,000 charities competed in the Chase Community Giving Program that was launched via Facebook where people voted for their favorite charities. 100 of the most voted for charities each won $25,000 grant money in Round 1 that ended December 12, 2009 and qualified for a chance to win $1M in Round 2. The winners were voted and chosen for by over 1 million Facebook users.

Camp Kesem National, is a 501 (c) (3) organization with ten years of success providing free sleep away summer camps across the nation for children whose parent(s) have cancer. The cancer charity is part of round 2 of the Chase Community Giving Program which ends midnight January 22nd.

Chase will donate $1,000,000 to the charity that receives the most votes in Round 2 and $100,000 to the five runners up. To top it off, the Chase Community Giving Advisory Board will also select one or more nominated Charities participating in the Chase bank contest to receive donations with a combined total of $1,000,000. The chosen Charities will be announced on February 8, 2010.

Camp Kesem camps are created entirely by volunteer college student leaders who bring together thousands of children and give magic to families by enabling kids to just be kids and to have fun while engaged with other children who are going through the same experiences at home with a sick parent.

Camper mom Krysti Hughett states, “My daughter was 6 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She has been able to attend this amazing camp for her 5 years and she anticipates the experience so much that she packs 3 months ahead! It was not only magic for my daughter, but also magic for our family as cancer had devastated us financially - we couldn't have afforded a week at any camp. What's also magic is the way Camp Kesem doesn't just benefit the children - it creates young leaders in our communities.”

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