It’s KOOL To Send A Kid To Camp TaKumTa!
2022 CAMP TAKUMTA-THON GRAND TOTAL: OVER $180,000!!
What a finish to a GREAT week at the Camp TaKumTa-thon! You all helped us raise over $180,000 for Camp TaKumTa in South Hero—that’s enough to send ALL the kids to Camp in 2023!
It was busy! We had guests coming in and out of the radio station all morning, and the phone lines packed with donations from listeners from across Vermont & New York (and beyond!). It was great hearing from and seeing everyone this morning!
Ted Kessler joined us again to talk more about some the connections he’s made as co-founder of Camp TaKumTa in 1984. We also spoke to Dr. Alan Homans, retired Chief of Pediatric Oncology at the UVM Medical Center. He talked about the healing properties and music and play at TKT!
Youngest boys camper Alex Rocheleau and his dad Chris joined the broadcast. They spoke to how Camp helps, not only the Camper, but the whole family.
It was great hearing from Pat Cram from the 9-1-9 Foundation. Pat’s husband Mike, a former Winooski Police Officer, died from illness associated with the burn pits he was exposed to while serving overseas. She spoke about Mike’s love of children, and how they had decided together before he died that Camp TaKumTa was a place to leave his continuing legacy.
Rich Gardner and Sean Gratton were in the building to answer phones with us. They both serve as Camp counselors (and in many other capacities at Camp!). They’re working on the annual ‘Ice Golf’ tournament on Lake Champlain in February. Find out more at www.takumta.org/icegolf.
We also had a WONDERFUL visit with Ray Allen from Allenholm Farm in South Hero! Ray and his niece Dotty brought warm Apple Pie to the TaKumTa-thon! So good—it hit the spot on a snowy Friday—and it was great seeing Ray! Thanks Allenholm!
Thanks too to Amy, Lindsay, Rosemary, Dennis, Dina, Dan, and Morgan who were busy working behind the scenes today—and THANKS TO YOU for helping make it all happen! … We’re truly blessed to be living in such a great community with listeners who go above and beyond to help those around them!
It’s KOOL To Send A Kid To Camp TaKumTa with KOOL 105!
For over 35-years, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been a camp for children from Vermont and New York who have, or have had cancer. There is never a charge to the family of the child, instead all camp expenses (about $2,500 per child) are covered by donations from the public. Some of these expenses include essentials to any camp like food and shelter and activities, but because Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is special, also include chemotherapy, a fully-equipped on-site medical facility, and handicap accessibility to everything possible.
Join us as we talk with the Campers, the Staff, and the Volunteers who make Camp TaKumTa such a special place!