Nonprofit supports children and young adults who have family members af ected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with free camp
October 13, 2022 – The media is invited to a free camp for children and young adults who have or have had family members battling ALS. It is happening tomorrow, Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 at Camp Twin Lakes, Will-A-Way, 210 S Broad St, #5 in Winder, GA.
Camper check-in will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday. Activities will last until 9:15 p.m. Camp HLC programming will begin again on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s activities are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Camp Hope Loves Company (HLC) offers so many fun experiences - including zip lining, rock wall climbing, boating, fishing, yoga, group therapy sessions, music, games, and s’mores. Even more important, children attending will all have something in common and can build new friendships and feel less alone in their challenges.
The camp program is free for all 23 children who have or had a parent with ALS, an incurable disease. Their families are invited to attend for free as well.
Hope Loves Company (HLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and young adults who have family members living with ALS. It is the only nonprofit with this specific mission. HLC founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, HLC president Gary Bachrach, and their team have hosted about 40 Camp HLCs across the nation since 2012.
O’Donnell-Ames has three children – now all young adults – who have lost a parent to ALS before turning 12, so she knew from personal experience how ALS affects a family, especially children. Thank you to our camp sponsors: LiveLikeLou, Phi Delta Theta, the ALS Association, the Sunshine Foundation, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America.
To learn more about Hope Loves Company’s other free programs for families affected by ALS, visit www.hopelovescompany.org, call 609-730-1144, or find us on social media. Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany, Twitter: @hopelovesco.
Who: Nonprofit Hope Loves Company to host 23 children affected by ALS and their families
What: Free camp
Where: Camp Twin Lakes, Will-A-Way, 210 S Broad St, #5 in Winder, GA
When: October 14-16, 2022