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Topic: Children’s Issues
Posted on 8/19/2022
Volunteers from Hearst Television-owned Baltimore, Md., station WBAL TV 11 spent a day of service at their hometown’s Horizon Day Camp. The camp serves children with cancer and their families and their siblings through day camps, year-round programs and recreational activities in hospitals – all for free.
"What we do is just help return childhood, which in some cases, has been taken away from these kids," said Mark McElrath, the Baltimore camp’s executive director. "Every day is about just helping the kids develop their friendships, developing interpersonal skills, confidence and having a whole lot of fun, forgetting about some of the other challenges that they are experiencing.”
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