Apr 16, 2012
To participate in the Camp for Kids program:
This spring, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter was awarded a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation for the MS Camp for Kids program.
MS Camp for Kids gives children who have a parent or guardian with MS (or are diagnosed with MS themselves) the opportunity to attend a summer camp program – something they otherwise might not be able to do in large part because of the financial impact of MS. The program provides scholarships for children age 8-14 to attend an accredited camp in Wisconsin.
More than 200 children have benefitted over the past nine years from the program, which lets families select the accredited Wisconsin camp of their choice. Going to camp gives children a break from the everyday challenges of MS whether a parent or guardian has MS or they have the disease themselves. It gives parents and guardians a respite, too.
The National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter was one of 79 charitable and civic organizations throughout the state that was awarded grant money from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The program is also funded by donations and money raised from Chapter events such as Walk MS, Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride, Challenge Walk MS and the MS Snowmobile Tour.