Join us for a virtual run, walk or bike with proceeds benefiting KyMel, Inc!
What is KyMel, Inc?
KyMel, Inc's mission is to provide connecting experiences for families facing cancer. We have two flagship programs: Camp Hope, a camp for kids with cancer, and Camp SIBsational, a camp designed for the siblings of kids with cancer. These experiences improve the mental, social and emotional well being of the campers.
Why are we raising money?
In light of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) pandemic, we have been forced to cancel our in-person camps this summer. Instead, we will be offering Kamp KyMel: A Virtual Camp Experience. This experience will bring the life-changing spirit of these camps to kids facing cancer directly in the safety of their own home. KyMel provides all of our services free of charge to families facing cancer and estimate it will cost around $30,000 for us to offer Kamp KyMel.
How does it work?
The beauty of a virtual race is that you can walk, run, bike, skip, hop, or even crawl your way to the finish line. You can complete the virtual event anyway you want and you can do it anywhere that is safe: a local walking trail, your neighborhood, a treadmill, etc.
Where do I start?
1) Register for the race. Purchase your registration on this page. All registered participants will receive a custom medal that will be shipped at the close of the event. If you register for the 38 Years of HOPE level you will also receive a $10 discount off tickets to our annual fundraiser, Camp for a Cause.
2) Invite your friends and family to help. Simply click I Want to Fundraise For This to create your own personal Kamp KyMel fundraising page. You can then invite your family and friends to help raise money for this important cause! They must individually register for the race if they want a medal.
How long is the race?
You can go for as long or as short as you feel comfortable. We recommend 3.8 miles to recognize that this is our 38th year of providing a camp for kids facing cancer, but you can split that up over multiple periods of time!
When is the race being held?
You can start anytime after registration. It must be completed no later than July 25, 2020, which is the day Kamp KyMel ends for our campers. (You must be registered by June 15th to be guaranteed a medal)
Don't forget to post those selfies of you participating! You can post your pictures and words of encouragement on our Facebook page (KyMel, Inc), Instagram (kymel_inc) and Twitter (@KyMel_Inc). Remember to use the hashtags:
#KyMel #KampKyMel #KyMelVirtualRun
Camp Hope, our camp for kids with cancer, was started 38 years ago by "Ma" Donna after she lost two children to cancer. Your registration includes the custom medal as well as a $10 discount code for Camp for a Cause, our annual fundraising event being held September 12th, 2020 in Kansas City, MO. The code will be sent to you in a separate email.
More information can be found here: Camp for a Cause 2020