Chai Lifeline and Camp Simcha

A resident of Lakewood, New Jersey, Avrahom Joseph maintains a successful entrepreneurial career while giving back to the community by contributing to local and national charitable organizations. One of the groups Avrahom Joseph supports is Chai Lifeline, a New York City-based nonprofit that provides a range of services for children and families affected by cancer and other serious illnesses.

In pursuit of its mission to restore normalcy to the lives of youth facing life-threatening or debilitating diseases, Chai Lifeline oversees programs and activities that offer a respite from day-to-day struggles and foster a feeling of hope for the future. Every summer, the organization provides these experiences to hundreds of children through its medically supervised overnight camp, Camp Simcha.

Designed for youth between the ages of 6 and 20 who are currently undergoing or have recently completed treatment for cancer or hematological diseases, Camp Simcha gives attendees the chance to make new friends in a fun and safe environment. During their stay, campers enjoy arts and crafts, sports, entertainment, and a variety of other activities under the caring supervision of a staff of counselors and medical professionals that includes pediatric physicians, nurses, and therapists.

In addition to traditional camp accommodations, Camp Simcha’s 125-acre campus in New York’s Catskill Mountains contains state-of-the-art medical facilities prepared for everything from tending minor cuts and bruises to administering chemotherapy and other specialized treatments. As with Chai Lifeline’s other programs and services, Camp Simcha is free of charge to accepted applicants. More information can be found at http://www.chailifeline.org or http://www.campsimcha.org.

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