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.
“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.