Welcome to Mitch's Mission
Kids and camp. . . what better way for a kid to spend time in the summer. Mitch’s Mission believes that all kids should get to experience the joys and freedom of summer camp no matter their medical circumstances. The mission of Mitch’s Mission is to do just that: raise money to send kids with cancer or blood diseases to summer camp!
The children Mitch’s Mission helps are patients of Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital Medical Centerâ€™s (CCHMC) Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. The camp is called Camp NJoyItAll and is held for two weeks every year at Camp Joy located north of Cincinnati, Ohio. At Camp NJoyItAll, one hundred cancer or blood disease patients get to experience the fun of summer camp, no matter how medically fragile they might be. And because these diseases impact the entire family, each child gets to bring a brother or sister.
No camper is charged to attend camp, but it costs about $550 for each camper. Mitch’s Mission wants to pay for as many kids as possible to attend.
OK, so who is “Mitch”? The “Mitch” of Mitch’s Mission is one of the kids treated at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute and he has a special relationship with the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Football team (to find out more, click here). As a result, families, friends and fans of the UC Bearcats have stepped up to help send kids to camp.
Mitch’s friend Isaac donated his barmitzvah money. The 4th grade class at St. Gertrudes sold soup and were able to raise enough to send 2 kids to camp. Bearcat fan Bruce Ryan of Ryan’s All-Glass donated money from his annual golf-outing and paid for 4 kids to go to camp. The entire Bearcat football team came out at Mitch’s Mission’s signature event, “Playdate with the Bearcats” and raised enough to send 20 kids to camp!Please help us in our mission. . . how many kids can you send to camp?