Special Love Welcomes Director of Development, Kim Jappell

Special Love welcomes Kim Jappell as its newest Director of Development. Jappell is a familiar face around the organization as she grew up in Special Love’s BRASS program for cancer siblings and was a member of its Board of Directors prior to accepting her new position. She will now be responsible for leading all aspects of Special Love’s fundraising efforts. Robin Couch Cardillo, Special Love’s former development director, left early this month having accepted an Executive Director position at another local non-profit. ”I’ve known Kim for many years and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Kim again,” [...]

Follow the Camp Fantastic Action Here!

The "University of Camp Fantastic" was an amazing week - if you missed any of the action, check out the highlights on our Facebook page or by visiting the media links on the Camp Fantastic web page.  Thanks to all who made it possible, including the Alexander & Margaret Stewart Trust, The Richmond Shag Club, KOA Care Camps, and WRC's "Camp 4 Kids," plus all the generous clubs and individuals who provided a campership in 2015.  The results of your investment are as plain as the smiles on the faces of our 103 campers!  

Some Imaginative Kids

Check out this article from today's Winchester Star - about a group of 8th graders who raised money to sponsor a camper to Camp Fantastic! Problem-Solving Local Teams Headed To DI Global Finals   Posted: April 16, 2015   By AMY ALONZO   The Winchester Star   Members of the Young and Wreckless Destination Imagination team from Frederick County Middle School are going to the global finals May 20-23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. As part of their challenge, the students raised $895 for Special Love, which holds camps for children with cancer. Team members are (back row from [...]

Registration Now Open for “Fall in Love 10K/5K Run & Walk”

        Registration is now open for the 4th annual "Fall in Love 10K/5K Run & Walk," on Oct. 15th at the C & O Towpath (GPS Address: 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007).   Race starts at 10 am and walkers and kids are welcome. Help us raise even more money by joining our team on CrowdRise! For more information, visit    Click here to see the 2015 race results!   Hope to see you there!  

Hero #30 – A Hero from Day One

Now appearing – Hero #30!  Here at last is the finale to Special Love’s 30th year of service to children with cancer and our “30 Years & 30 Heroes.” Click here to meet Jeff, one of our inaugural 1983 campers, who took his cancer experience and built a career around it!   That completes our roster of heroes (check out the other 29 below)!  If you’d like to sponsor our next hero, our donation page.  There are more “Fantastic” kids waiting.   Read about all our our 30 Heroes here — #1: Reilly #2: Elle #3: Eden #4: Ale #5: Keeghan #6: Josh & Sydney #7: [...]

2011-12-30T20:56:20-05:00News|0 Comments
NIH Life with Cancer KOA Care Camps Children's Oncology Camping Association
Childhood Cancer Community Consortium Youth Development Center NOVA 4H Amazon Smile