Sunday, October 27, 2013

Our Camp Honored By The National Stroke Association As...

Outstanding Group 2013
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp

The Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards is a national awards program that annually recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights. This year they received over 200 nominations—the most entries to date. All these candidates represented wonderful happenings occurring across the country to increase stroke awareness.

The camp began with a vision of Marylee Nunley's, who was affected by stroke when her husband John became a stroke survivor in 2001. Recognizing that stroke affects not just the survivors but also those around them, Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camps provide a camping experience for stroke survivors and their caregivers. The camps take place at different locations throughout the U.S. including a cruise! Over a three- or four-day weekend, participants benefit from relaxation, educational programs, socialization and ongoing support— making new friends and enjoying new opportunities. What began as a one-time event in 2004, has grown to almost 20 camps nationwide. Since its beginning, they have served over 2,000 participants. 
It's great to know that we have attained national recognition for our efforts. Wouldn't it be great to win this again next year? We can with your help. If you would like to join us by volunteering to help at a camp or you know someone who might be interested please give us a call at: 
Toll Free: 866-688-5450; or 
Peoria, Il. local: 309-688-5450. 

If you would like to see what goes on at our camps and to learn what kind of help we need, look at the top right of your screen under the heading "See What Goes On At Camp" and see what happens each day during camp.

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