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DCEG Staff Volunteer at 2017 Camp Fantastic

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Current and former DCEG staff at Camp Fantastic this year

In August 2017, several current and former DCEG staff spent a week in the hills of Virginia volunteering at Camp Fantastic, a summer camp for children undergoing treatment for cancer. Stephen Chanock, M.D., Division Director, returned for his 23rd year as camp Medical Director. Fellow Diana Withrow, Ph.D., reprised her role as a counselor while fellows Leandro Colli, M.D., Ph.D., and Lisa McReynolds, M.D., Ph.D., volunteered on the medical staff.

Camp Fantastic is run jointly between NCI and Special Love, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families. This year’s theme was “Camp Fantastic Studios,” and campers were treated to movie-themed activities such as a “Western” farm day, a superhero dinner, and a Harry Potter “Yule Ball”.

Dr. Withrow wrote a blog post on her experience volunteering at camp for the International Society of Paediatric Oncology. Read Dr. Withrow’s blog post here.

View a Storify of Twitter activity around Camp Fantastic this year.

Read an article about last year’s Camp Fantastic by Clara Zettelmeyer, another DCEG volunteer.