2019 Living LFS Family Camp

WHEN: October 10-13, 2019

WHERE: Camp-Mak-A-Dream, Gold Creek, Montana

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $25,000 – donate now

As the event approaches, check back for regular updates and additional information.  Questions? Contact us!

65 miles east of Missoula in Gold Creek, Montana is Camp Mak-A-Dream: a place where children, teens, young adults, adults and families affected by cancer can come to camp. This camp is a place where being hooked up to a central line or battling chronic fatigue doesn’t make us stand out. It’s a place where we can be part of an intimate community, one that would cheer us on toward victory and reserve judgment for our tears. A place where we can live with and live beyond cancer.

In the second week of October, 2019, Living LFS is excited to be presenting our first annual Living LFS Family Camp at Camp Mak-a-Dream.

Camp Mak-A-Dream

This medically supervised big sky western Montana experience begins with an hour-long shuttle ride from Missoula International Airport to our home for the weekend at Camp Mak-a-Dream.

At the first annual Living LFS Family Camp, we’ll be able to spend time with psychologists, genetic counselors and other medical professionals who can help us deal with our LFS diagnosis and talk with us about the difficult emotional and social issues that come with it:

  • Coping with diagnosis
  • Questions to ask doctors
  • Building trust with your doctors
  • Parenting with LFS
  • Parenting an LFS child or children
  • Living with LFS through adolescence
  • Communication challenges with partners (feelings, coping, intimacy challenges)
  • Survivor’s guilt and other guilt issues
  • Body image challenges
  • Talking to family, employers, medical professionals and others about LFS
  • Sharing genetic test results with family
  • Helping family members with feelings of hopelessness
  • Non-LFS partners’ experiences
  • How to share an LFS diagnosis with potential future partners

And, just as important, the 2019 Living LFS Family Camp will allow our community to spend time with each other. Many patients living with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome have never met anyone aside from family members who have the condition. At the Family Camp we’ll have the opportunity to bond with and support each other, learn, and enjoy the fun activities Camp Mak-A-Dream has to offer, despite the challenges of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.

Camp Mak-A-Dream

Fundraising is already underway. Our $25,000 fundraising goal will cover:

  • Camp Mak-A-Dream cabins, lodge, health and wellness centers, art studio rental and insurance fees
  • Meals and accommodations for attendees and speakers
  • Travel will be attendees responsibility, however, any additional funds raised after above costs are covered will go towards travel scholarships

Help us make the First Annual Living LFS Family Camp at Camp-Mak-A-Dream a reality.

Visit livinglfs.org/donate to contribute today.