Camp Rainbow

I never knew it, but there’s a camp here in Augusta called Camp Rainbow for children with cancer. The Augusta Chronicle has a story about it.

Camp for kids with cancer turns 20

“We want these children to feel like children, and we want them to feel special,” said Roger A. Vega, the chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at MCG. “We look at each child as a potential survivor.”

There is good reason for that. In the past few decades, five-year survival has increased nearly 40 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. Even since the camp began in 1985, “there has been a significant improvement in survival,” Dr. Vega said, because more medications and better techniques became available.

Now that would be something nice to be involved with.