About Mitch’s Mission
Mitchâ€™s Mission is a non-profit corporation that raises funds to pay for children with cancer or blood diseases to attend summer camp.Â All the children are patients at theÂ Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s (CCHMC)Â Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.Â The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute holds the camp for two weeks every year at Camp Joy locatedÂ north of Cincinnati.Â One hundredÂ patients andÂ a siblingÂ get to experience the joys of summer camp, no matter how medically fragile they might be.
Mitchâ€™s Mission grew out of 11 year old Mitch Stoneâ€™s brain cancer diagnosis in February 2009.Â As a show of support, red, white & blue rubber bracelets were ordered with the words â€œMitchâ€™s Missionâ€ on them and given to friends and classmates.
When Mitch was â€œadoptedâ€ by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Football Team they, too, began wearing â€œMitchâ€™s Missionâ€ bracelets.Â Recognizing the special bond between Mitch and the team, UC students and supporters began wearing the bracelets and Mitchâ€™s Mission became a rallying cry for Mitch and UC Football.
As Mitch underwent his chemo treatments and long stays at Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), he knew the team was behind him. The team was inspired by their â€œlittle brotherâ€ and gave it their allâ€”both began winning the battles in front of them.
The Bearcats ended the 2009-10 season with a 12-0 record and a trip to the Sugar Bowl, and Mitch is cancer free! Â But the journey continues.Â Mitch and the Bearcats have teamed up to keep Mitchâ€™s Mission of inspiration and support aliveâ€”Mitchâ€™s Mission has a new mission:Â sending kids to summer camp.
Mitch, the Bearcats, and the children from CCHMCâ€™s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute appreciate your support!