Last month, I posted a story of a unique raffle.
Ian bought it years ago. He planned to save it for a special occasion. But he put it on a top shelf, and forgot about it. (These things happen.)
He recently found it — and decided not to drink it, but raise funds for a good cause.
Kids laugh, cry, play, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down. They feel “normal,” because everyone there has been through something similar.
When Ian was 12, his father died of pancreatic cancer. Decades later, Ian says, “I would have loved an opportunity like Experience Camps.”
Tickets were $104 each — because Ian is a DJ on New York’s classic rock station, Q104.3.
The raffle raised $13,000. The lucky winner is Mark Mangino from Wilton.
And, of course, hundreds of kids who will have the experience of their lives at Experience Camps.