Special Love provides a strong, nurturing environment for children with cancer and their families through its free camps and getaway weekends, emergency financial assistance, and educational scholarships for young adults who have beaten cancer and now want to move on with their lives.
Camp Fantastic, our cornerstone program for 7-17 year-old cancer patients, is considered a protocol within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and has made Special Love a recognized National Institutes of Health (NIH) charity.
Since our inception in 1983, children have come to Special Love from the Washington metropolitan area and from all across the country thanks to our partnership with the NIH and other area hospitals.
Each year, Special Love serves hundreds of children, teens, and young adults ages birth to 30 years old and their families.
Special Love provides a community of support to children with cancer and their families.
Every year, Special Love welcomes hundreds of pediatric cancer patients, ages 7 to 17 and young adults ages 18-30 to our camps and adventure programs. Keep up to date and share the news using our library of resources.
In our latest Annual Report, take a look at where we've been and where we are heading.
The LoveLetter is sent bi-annually to more than 7,000 people and keeps everyone informed of upcoming events. It also has embarrassing photos you could only find at camp!
For the quickest way to catch up, check your inbox for our latest Love Notes, where we fill you in all on the fun we've been having and give you a sneak peak what's next!
Thank you for your generous support of these courageous children with cancer and their families. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Special Love ® welcomes all inquiries into our financial reporting and fundraising. We're committed to stewarding your gifts transparently to make a remarkable difference in the lives of these inspiring families.
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