Baxter Healthcare Corporation recently announced the kickoff of its second annual competitive program to support summer camps. Camp Superfly II is a nationwide competition where hemophilia chapters, with the participation of hemophilia treatment centers, compete in a series of mental and physical challenges to win camp-related grants. The top teams can use their awards to establish a new camp, enhance an existing camp or send children to another camp. More than $150,000 of Baxter-funded grants are available this year.
“The opportunity for children to attend camp in the bleeding and clotting disorders community is crucial to their independence and understanding of their condition,” said Debbie de la Riva, executive director of the Lone Star Chapter in Houston. The chapter was the first place winner of $30,000 in the inaugural Camp Superfly competition in 2005.
Team points are tabulated by an independent third party that is also responsible for safeguarding patient privacy, facilitating program mailings and providing accurate scoring and call center support during the competition. The competition began on April 1, 2006 and will end on June 30, 2006. Camp Superfly II winners will be announced on July 15, 2006.
Source: Baxter Healthcare Competition news release dated March 30, 2006