BANGOR - Members of the Queen City Club, Bangor High School's service organization, have announced that they will be donating $2,000 to Champ Camp, a special camp sponsored by EMMC and The Bangor YMCA for kids being treated or who have been treated for cancer and their families. This unique one-week camp, held at The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, provides a safe, nurturing environment and is free for the kids and their families.

'We wanted to donate to Champ Camp because this place, Camp Jordan, is such an amazing place to be. With Champ Camp offering this for free to the kids suffering from cancer, or their family members, it would break our hearts knowing that these kids didn't get to return home for the summer. For me, Camp Jordan is such an amazing place and it feels like a second home. I know all that are touched by this place feel the same way, too. We want to do our part to help keep this week of camp going. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you did something to bring a smile to a child's face for a week,' said Emelissa VandenBosh, member of the Queen City Club.

According to Diane Dickerson, CEO of The Bangor YMCA, 'We are so appreciative to EMMC for their partnership with us to make this camp a reality for children with cancer. It is life-changing for these children and their families. What an incredible thing for the Queen City Club to do, ensuring that these kids are able to attend Champ Camp. This group of Bangor High School teens should be commended for their heartfelt devotion to these children being treated for cancer and understanding the importance of Champ Camp to them and their families. I am most impressed with their incredible efforts.'

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