6th Annual Give Hope, Get Connected! Celebration
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
The Silverline Center
7900 Westpark Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Each year, close to 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and undergo treatments that dramatically limit their ability to go to school and interact with their friends. Hopecam's mission is simple: overcome the social isolation experienced by children in treatment for cancer.
With tablets and web cameras, along with coordination through families, teachers and healthcare providers, Hopecam links children to the lives they had before their diagnosis, acting as a bridge toward recovery. The organization has worked with more than 50 medical facilities and schools across 42 states serving hundreds of children.
Our goal this year is to raise $200,000 to help 200 more children see and talk to the their friends, family and classmates during the time that they need them the most. Come help us “raise the roof!”
Hosted in the atrium of the Silverline Center, join friends and business colleagues for an entertaining evening, benefiting children with cancer.
Hopecam is a 501c3 charity that connects children undergoing treatment for cancer with their friends at school using tablet computers, high speed internet connections and web cameras. Since its founding in 2003 by a parent whose child was diagnosed with leukemia, Hopecam has connected hundreds of children with their friends, classmates and families. Recognizing the critical need for socialization with their friends and classmates, Hopecam seeks to bridge the lonely divide between homebound and hospitalized children and their friends at school during this frightening time. Staying connected to school significantly reduces the stress of re–entry when treatment is completed and children resume a normal life. For more information, visit www.hopecam.org