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The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a grant award of $5,000 to the UCSB Chapter of Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem is a nationwide program drive by passionate, highly trained college student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. Camps are 100% free-of-charge. Serving children ages 6 to 18, campers experience a warm and loving environment with other children who have similar life experiences. This community provides the foundation for confidence building, improved communication skills and an enhanced life outlook and attitude. This year’s donation by the Cancer Foundation ensured that children on the wait-list would be able to experience camp, with participation increasing from 32 to 50 kids.

Lori Willis, Executive Director of the Cancer Foundation, shares “Supporting the children of cancer patients is important for the healing of both the patient and their family. The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to support UCSB’s Camp Kesem chapter and all of the good work these student leaders are doing within our own community.”

About the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara
The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara was founded in 1949 on a promise – a promise that continues today – to provide the highest quality of cancer care to everyone in the Santa Barbara community, regardless of means. The generous support of patients, foundations and the community together with the steadfast vision, leadership and commitment of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees ensures superior cancer care is available close to home. The Cancer Foundation provides significant philanthropic support to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in addition to awarding grants for cancer-related programs in Santa Barbara County. To learn more, visit the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara at, or find us on Facebook and Instagram.


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