Thursday, September 29, 2011

Helpful Happy Hour Takes Kids with Cancer Over the Rainbow

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Part of the battle with cancer is the struggle to keep spirits high. For anyone fighting the disease, the steady stream of doctors and treatments can be intimidating, but cancer has an especially powerful effect on kids.

Camp Rainbow Gold allows children an escape from the daily stress of dealing with illness and provides a place to build friendships. Campers can play, enjoy the outdoors, create art and, most importantly, revitalize themselves and their hopes.

The Helpful Happy Hour allows Camp Rainbow Gold to enhance its services for kids with cancer and their families. This annual fund-raising event features an auction and raffle, live music and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. There is also an opportunity for attendees to win $10,000.

All proceeds from Helpful Happy Hour go to Camp Rainbow Gold. In the past, those funds have allowed the camp to build a ropes course and buy new playground equipment. This year, a new climbing wall is on the drawing board, and every ticket counts toward that goal.

The Helpful Happy Hour happens tonight, Sept. 29, from 5-9 p.m. at the Barber Park Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road. Tickets are $10. Visit helpfulhappyhour.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

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