Having a parent with breast cancer can be frightening for anyone, but especially for children. In an effort to help children navigate such a difficult time, Breast Cancer Options, the largest provider of breast cancer services in the Hudson Valley, created Camp Lightheart.
A free sleep-away camp for children ages 8–14 who have a parent with breast cancer, Camp Lightheart was launched in 2007 on Omega's campus in Rhinebeck, New York. Each summer since, Camp Lightheart has created a safe, nurturing, and fun-loving experience for children of breast cancer survivors.
This year's 7th annual Camp Lightheart was sponsored by Omega Institute, the United Breast Cancer Foundation, Ulster Savings Bank, and generous donations through Breast Cancer Options.