Camp Wonder is a medically-staffed summer program that invites nearly 100 children ages seven to 16 who suffer from severe and fatal skin diseases to experience a week away from bullies, mean stares and that isolating feeling of being different. Instead, children get to experience the joys of being a kid at summer camp just like so many others across the country. The week-long camp is funded by the CSDF, an organization founded in May 2000 by Francesca Tenconi. As an adolescent, Francesca suffered from a potentially life threatening skin disease and missed out on normal childhood activities. She wanted to use her experience to help others, so on her 16th birthday she asked friends and family to forgo gifts and help her create the CSDF. Since then, the work of Francesca has touched the lives of hundreds of children and families, including Sammie's.
"Camp Wonder meant the world to Samantha. She looked forward to it all year long," says Connie Smith, Samantha's mother. "Second to going to Camp, Samantha's biggest joy was her artwork so you can imagine how thrilled we were to have her design chosen."
"We are proud to work alongside Cetaphil to help bring awareness of the CSDF, which directly aligns with our purpose of helping people on their path to better health," said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy for CVS Health. "By placing 1,500 limited-edition displays in our stores this May, we're able to help make an impact on the lives of children affected by skin conditions and their families as they experience the joys of summer camp."
The Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream, $15.99* (16 oz.), will be on display through June 2016 at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide.
For more information, or to get involved with Camp Wonder, visit www.csdf.org, Facebook.com/Cetaphil, and Instagram.com/cetaphilus.
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About Camp Wonder
Camp Wonder was created by Francesca Tenconi in 2001. At age 11, Francesca was diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceus, a potentially life threatening skin disease. Throughout her treatment she met other kids who suffered from skin problems and wanted to find ways to help them. In May 2000 on her 16th birthday, Francesca asked friends and family to donate money to help her start a charity in lieu of giving her gifts. Four days later, the Children's Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) was formed. Thankfully, Francesca made a full recovery and is now working on dermatology research while continuing to work with CSDF. In addition to raising money for medical research and family assistance, CSDF started Camp Wonder—a summer program where children with serious and fatal skin diseases can just be kids. csdf.org/campwonder.
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