Camp COCO 2012 Wild Wild West!
"Patients experience a sense of freedom and possibility in the great outdoors, and grow stronger with the help of their
peers who understand what it's like to be a kid with cancer." Dr. Gregory Brandt MD
Donations to Camp COCO's Children's Cancer Fund go toward sponsoring campers and providing them with other hematology/oncology
$700. to send 1 child to camp for a week
$450 to pay for 3 days of camp
$150.00 to pay for 1 day of camp
or any amount to support camp services
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used
To go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of
Walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore.
As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure
Moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think
Of someone who would dance to the day.
So, he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young boy and
The boy wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching
Down to the shore, picking up something and
Very gently throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out, "Good Morning!
What are you doing?"
The young boy paused, looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, Why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don't throw them in, They'll die".
"But young man, don't you realize that there are miles
And miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't
Possibly make a difference!"
The young boy listened politely. Then bent down,
Picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean,
Past the breaking waves and said-
"I made a difference to that one."
Author unknown but adapted from Works of Loren T. Eisley