The mission of Camp Rainbow Gold is to help kids and teens with cancer, but it does more than that. With its yearly series of camps in the Wood River Valley, the 25-year-old nonprofit gives the gift of fun to families that sometimes struggle to find much to celebrate.
"If you have a child who is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is diagnosed with cancer," said CRG volunteer Lonni Leavitt-Barker, whose son has been in treatment for more than three years.
The camps cover everything from bike rides to rock climbing, rafting and costume parties. But they come with a price: It costs about $2,000 to take a kid to camp. To help fund the program, CRG is hosting SHINE: An Evening of Awe and Delight. Featuring dancers from Cirque du Soleil, the event tacks on dinner, dancing and music from We Are The Strike, black-tie cocktails and a live auction.
5:30 p.m.; $200, $2,000 table. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. 208-350-6435, shineforcamp.org.