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Single Bearcat fan: $20 per person (includes 2 raffle tickets)


Bearcat family:  $60 for a family of 4 (includes 8 raffle tickets)


Camp NJoyItAll

Camp NJoyItAll is a sleep over camp designed to meet the medical needs of children with cancer, sickle cell, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.  All campers are patients of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Since these diseases tend to affect the entire family, each child is permitted to have one sibling attend camp with them.

Camp is held for 2 one-week sessions each summer at Camp Joy in Clarksville, OH, 50 minutes north of Cincinnati. Besides the regular Camp Joy staff, camp is supported 24 hours per day by nurses and doctors from the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. Even campers undergoing chemo or requiring other medical treatments are permitted to attend.

Through the generous support of Mitch’s Mission, the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation and other donors, there is no cost to attend summer camp.

Contact Mitch’s Mission

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Mitch Today

Mitch is now a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati.  He is in the Kolodzik Business Scholars program and is majoring in Finance.  He attends all the UC Football games to cheer on his beloved Bearcats. He and a team of UC students are currently planning the 2018 Playdate with the Bearcats to continue the mission of Mitch’s Mission–sending kids with cancer to camp!

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2018 Playdate, Mitch would love to hear from you. Contact Mitch at

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is ranked as one of the nation’s top three pediatric hospitals.  For more information, see their website at




About Mitch’s Mission

Mitch’s Mission is a non-profit corporation that raises funds to pay for children with cancer or blood diseases to attend summer camp.  All the children are patients at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.  The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute holds the camp for two weeks every year at Camp Joy located north of Cincinnati.  One hundred patients and a sibling get to experience the joys of summer camp, no matter how medically fragile they might be.

Mitch’s Mission grew out of Mitch Stone’s brain cancer diagnosis in February 2009 when he was 11 years old.  As a show of support, red, white & blue rubber bracelets were ordered with the words “Mitch’s Mission” on them and given to friends and classmates.

When Mitch was “adopted” by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Football Team, they also began wearing “Mitch’s Mission” bracelets. Recognizing the special bond between Mitch and the team, UC students and supporters began wearing the bracelets and Mitch’s Mission became a rallying cry for Mitch and UC Football.

As Mitch underwent his chemo treatments and long stays at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, he knew the team was behind him. The team was inspired by their “little brother” and gave it their all–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 was cancer free. The relationship between Mitch and the Bearcats continues today as they team up to raise funds to send kids with cancer to camp.

Mitch is a now a student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in business. He is a huge Bearcat fan.