The Boston Marathon is an event where the city and beyond celebrates resilience, strength, and the power of love. Every year, the streets are filled with people who scream and yell with passion, love and support. The same environment applies to a tiny hole in the wall in the middle of Ashford, Connecticut. At camp, we raise our campers up to believe they can do anything and that they too, are strong, resilient, and powerful.
As a student in Boston, I have watched runners cross that blue and yellow finish line with pure joy and excitement and have cheered and rallied for them the entire way. From the moment I attended my first Boston Marathon, I was committed to the idea of one day crossing that finish line. If I could cross that finish line, all while “raising a little hell,'' I'll have accomplished a goal of mine while supporting the most magical, passionate, loving place in the world! I will use the magic of camp and the pure joy it brings to our campers and carry that feeling with me all the way to Boylston Street. Every kid who needs it should experience camp. I am running so that they all can all experience a week filled with s’more eating, fish kissing, silly dancing, and friend-making moments. Join me in helping me make this MAGIC!
With love and excitment,
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic the Camp serves more than 20,000 children and family members annually. All services are free of charge.