Snow Storm Forces Camp Rainbow Gold To Cancel Winter Family Retreat; Cookies Needed to Bring Cheer to Kids With Cancer
As you grumble and complain about how much the roads suck this afternoon, just think of how sad these kids are that their winter retreat has been called off.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a bus monitor for one of the trips taking kids up to Camp Rainbow Gold and it was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Camp Rainbow Gold's mission is to help children suffering from cancer get to feel like a normal kid through a summer camp experience. The stories these kids told us about their struggles with cancer during our bus ride were absolutely heart breaking at times, but it they lit back up when they started talking about going swimming, horseback riding and enjoying camp fires while at Camp Rainbow Gold.
The organization provides smaller events throughout the year, but was forced to cancel this year's winter retreat scheduled for today through Sunday in Ketchum due to the storm system dumping snow across the state of Idaho. Luckily, our friend Ted Challenger who owns and operates the Tailgate near Ann Morrison Park has opened their doors for a mini retreat for the kids at the restaurant. He needs a little help to make it happen though!
Are you a baker? Is one of your favorite parts of Christmas making cookies? Then whip some up tonight and drop them off at The Tailgate before 11 a.m. on Friday, December 9th! Their goal is to have enough cookies for the kids and families attending (about 90 people.) Their only request? No nuts, due to a nut allergy within the group.