Tall Timbers campground, Port Clinton, held Camp for the Cure Weekend activities on Sept. 11. Proceeds were donated to The American Cancer Society.
The event was created and planned by Sally Durnwald, campground manager, and other campground residents who wanted to support and commemorate loved ones battling cancer or who had been lost to cancer.
In the morning, kids and adults donated $5 each for a variety of crafts, decorating luminaria, “Camp for the Cure” tshirts and cancer ribbons to wear in memory of someone who had or has cancer.
In the afternoon, beach activities, water balloon fights and Pink Bingo were enjoyed.
Evening activities included a chicken barbecue, Road to Recovery golf cart and bike parade, kids camp, a live band and the movie “The Lorax”. The evening concluded with a Remembrance Walk and luminaria ceremony.
Over $1500 was raised and donated to The American Cancer Society. Durnwald said that this has already been scheduled as an annual event at Tall Timbers, and is challenging other area campgrounds to join them by creating their own Camp for the Cure weekends next year.