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Camp Fantastic 2019

Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins

Camp Fantastic 2019
On August 15, I spent the evening at Camp Fantastic, Front Royal, VA, with my wife Diane Baker (front) and all these incredible kids. Camp Fantastic allows children undergoing cancer treatment to spend a week around the campfire and feel like regular kids again. So far, more than 2,000 children have benefited from this wonderful program. I should note that camp volunteers are asked to wear funny hats, which I gladly did. So did Steve Chanock (middle left), the camp’s medical director and a researcher at NIH’s National Cancer Institute. He’s the one in the corn cap. Credit: NIH.

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  • Patricia Chieffo says:

    What a great group enjoying Camp Fantastic! NIH is an awesome and very special place!
    Dr. Collins and the staff offer so much hope and joy too at Camp Fantastic!

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