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Shining Stars welcomes 250 people to Grand County for week of adventure

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The Shining Stars Foundation welcomes over 50 children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses and their families to Grand County for a host of activities July 29 through Aug. 2.

Activities for the five-day overnight camp include a day at Winter Park Resort, a day in Grand Lake, boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, a rodeo, concerts, Recreation Center activities, a cooking class, tubing, museum visit, and many others. The camp's headquarters will be at Beaver Village Lodge, but families are staying throughout the Winter Park and Fraser community.

"Not only does this camp give the families a week of exploration in the mountains, but it also allows them the opportunity to let go of some of the struggles they deal with every day while connecting with others who have faced similar challenges," according to a statement released by Shining Stars. "This camp provides every member of the family with other people they can relate to. During the camp the families develop life-long friendships that will help them throughout the course of their long battle."

The Shining Stars Foundation transforms lives through year-round recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All programs are provided at no cost to the children or their families. The Foundation is a local charity and has provided services to 5,812 clients last year including children, families, medical support teams, volunteers, and supporters.

The Shining Stars Foundation is always looking for volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved in the Foundation by volunteering or sponsoring a family, visit our website at http://www.ShiningStarsFoundation.org or connect with Rosemary White by email: Rosemary@ShiningStarsFoundation.org or phone: 970-925-STAR.

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