BRASS is designed specifically for the siblings of pediatric cancer patients, as well as bereaved siblings.
BRASS offers them a place for open, honest dialog with other campers and counselors to ensure they too are enveloped in a strong support system where they can put the family trauma of cancer away to spend time being a kid, In an environment where the focus is completely on them.
The importance BRASS plays in the siblings’ lives is significant; so much so that most camp counselors, as well as counselors-in-training, are former BRASS campers themselves.
The Hope Fund Educational Scholarship Fund for Siblings of Cancer Patients provides educational scholarships to patient’s siblings who are pursuing post-secondary education or training and who are or have participated in Special Love’s BRASS programming. Each year, the fund makes grants based on available resources aimed at applicants who have demonstrated a financial need, academic potential, and involvement with Special Love programming.
Scholarship awards are specifically intended for siblings of cancer patients at the collegiate level of undergraduate junior or above (to include graduate programs) whose degree interest is agriculture, science/medicine and/or non-profit management.
We are planning to hold this weekend in-person at the Northern Virginia 4H Center, Front Royal, VA. Siblings of cancer patients, ages 7-17, are encouraged to join us for a fall weekend of fun.