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Hope Loves Company's First Camp of the Season: Virtual Camp

Nonprofit supports children and young adults who have family members affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with free camp


February 15, 2023 – The media is invited to a free virtual camp for children and young adults who have or have had family members battling ALS. This will be our first winter camp! It is happening in less than a month, from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 via zoom. Activities will happen between 5:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. EST on Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, and 11:45 am to 3:30 p.m. EST on Sunday.


Camp Hope Loves Company (HLC) offers so many fun experiences. There will be a virtual campfire and sing-along, journaling, tie-dying, winter S.T.E.M. activities, including making your own snow and creating memory snow globes in memory/honor of loved ones, yoga, art, music, games, virtual group therapy sessions and so much more. Even more important, children attending will all have something in common and can build new friendships and feel less alone in their challenges.


The camp program is free to children, who have or had a parent with ALS, an incurable disease. Hope Loves Company (HLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and young adults who have family members living with ALS. It is the only nonprofit with this specific mission. HLC founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, HLC president Gary Bachrach, and their team have hosted 46 Camp HLCs across the nation since 2012.


O’Donnell-Ames has three children – now all young adults – who have lost a parent to ALS before turning 12, so she knew from personal experience how ALS affects a family, especially children. Hope Loves Company thanks Live Like Lou, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America for sponsoring this camp.


To learn more about Hope Loves Company’s other free programs for families affected by ALS, visit www.hopelovescompany.org, call 609-730-1144, or find us on social media. Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany, Twitter: @hopelovesco.


Who: Nonprofit Hope Loves Company

What: Free virtual camp for children affected by ALS, including virtual campfire and sing-along, journaling, tie-dying, winter S.T.E.M. activities, yoga, art, games, & virtual group therapy sessions

Where: Zoom

When: March 10-12, 2023


Contact:

Michella Larch

michella.larch@hopelovescompany.org

640-203-1322



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