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Kesem at University of Maryland is one of more than 130 student-led chapters across the nation that serves families impacted by cancer. Kesem at UMD provides year-long support including care packages, monthly calls and more to children ages 6-18 in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Their flagship program is a free week-long summer camp meant to bring kids of similar circumstances together. This past summer, Kesem hosted a record-breaking 62 campers and through community partnerships were able to bring 45 counselors as well. This summer, they already have 80 registered campers. On Giving Tuesday, they raised more than $50,000, which will allow them to serve even more children and families in the future. Since the group started, its 400 student volunteers have dedicated an estimated 85,000 service hours to the cause.


Talia Hartman
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences


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