History of the PCF Sportsathon
The mission of PCF's Sportsathon is to involve campers in ...Coming Together for a Cure for children stricken with cancer. Campers actively participate in a sports program, which results in raising funds for a specific piece of much needed equipment for children inflicted with cancer. Additional funds support pediatric cancer research, purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, patient care and programs.
In 1996, Natalie and Arthur Kessler, owners and directors of Camp Ramaquois, developed a program where "Children Swim for Children." Their concept was to have children participate and become involved in helping other children. The Kesslers selected Pediatric Cancer Foundation as the best organization for their camp because donations raised would be allocated specifically to help children with cancer. Launching the Swimathon, Camp Ramaquois developed a program, which involved their campers, families, and staff members who tirelessly raised thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research.
Pediatric Cancer Foundation expanded this program to other camps and involves kids working to support research projects that can save other kids' lives.