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KiDS NEED MoRE 5k Race & Kids Fun Run

KiDS NEED MoRE 5k: Empowering Children, One Step at a Time. Join us for an exciting and heartwarming event dedicated to supporting children facing cancer and serious illnesses. By participating in this race, you’ll be helping to provide life-changing programs and activities for these brave kids, offering them joy, hope, and unforgettable experiences.

Date: Saturday, September 14th 2024

Time: 8:45am

Place: Heckscher State Park, East Islip, NY


This landmark children’s oncology camp, is MoRE than a program to its members, it is what we lovingly refer to as our “Camp Family”
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Our programs are designed to strengthen familial bonds, through providing shared experiences for siblings, spouses, and connecting families to a safety net of support.

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KiDS NEED MoRE ViRTUAL CAMP brings FUN & FRiENDSHiP into the in the comfort of your own home. Keep your spirits high, your family engaged and feel connected with your community. Sign up for your favorite sessions, try something new, or perhaps you’d like to help run a session.  CAMP PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER


Connect with children and families to spread MoRE hope, joy and friendship. From fisherman to nurse practitioners, join people from all walks of life that want to make a difference.


Please send a small gift our way and it will be put to work immediately. Because of wonderful people, like you, we are able to provide programs where children, families & young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness can celebrate life in a safe and positive environment.


FAMiLiES NEED MoRE of everything! KiDS NEED MoRE is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families coping with cancer and serious illness. We build a community of support and hope through peer mentoring, friendly visits, camp experiences, retreats, and daily events. We believe that joy, fun, and friendship heals.


Shared stories, articles, memories and thoughts from our Co-Founder and Executive Director. Everyday is a new learning experience. As much as we give, we gain much MoRE in return. 

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