Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Tuesday’s Angels donates $10,000 to provide summer camp experiences for HIV+ Children at the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tuesday’s Angels donated $10,000 to the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s “Kids to Camp” program to assist in sending 35 children living with HIV/AIDS to Camp Hope in Houston, Texas this summer. This special camp provides children with the opportunity to have a fun summer experience with other children living with the disease. The campers return with stories and memories that last them a lifetime and with a renewed resolve to face the health challenges they live with every day. Tuesday’s Angels has supported the Center for over eleven years. During that time Tuesday’s Angels has contributed over $110,000.
In addition, Tuesday’s Angels has provided much needed support throughout the years to CDTC’s clients living with HIV/AIDS by assisting with a variety of expenses such as utility bills, transportation, rent and mortgage assistance, funerals, eyes glasses and other basic needs.
“We are immensely grateful to Tuesday’s Angels for their steadfast support of our Comprehensive Family AIDS Program. With our community being pulled in many directions to support so many worthy causes, it is reassuring to know that Tuesday’s Angels has made our Kids to Camp drive so dear to their hearts,” said Susan M. Widmayer, Ph.D., Executive Director, CDTC.
“Today, as the representative of the Board of Tuesday’s Angels, I want you to know that we are very proud to have been a supporter of Camp Hope since 2006. This grant will help some of the innocent victims of this disease to hopefully have a better life and a better future living with HIV,” said Dan L. Blakemore, President, Tuesday’s Angels.
Tuesday’s Angels is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides assistance to children and women with HIV/AIDS. One hundred percent of all dollars received go to people living with HIV /AIDS, many of whom are often unable to work and are frequently hospitalized. Over three hundred “angels” comprise the organization which hosts dinner meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. To learn more about Tuesday’s Angels visit www.tuesdaysangels.org.
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County each year. CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special health care needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. All medical care and social services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. More information about CDTC and pictures from past Camp Hope adventures can be found at the Center’s website at: www.childrensdiagnostic.org.