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Women’s Cancer Retreat 2019

*** NOTICE — As of Tuesday, August 20, 2019, the Women’s Camp is full. THANK YOU!! ***

New Campers may now register for the upcoming Women’s Cancer Retreat at Rotary’s Camp FL in Brandon, FL (just outside of Tampa, FL).

To register all you need to do is email me at psherry@facesofcourage.org with your first/last name, mailing address and phone number.

I will send you a packet with a map to camp, registration form, consent and packing list. This is a sleepover camp for cancer survivors diagnosed with any type of cancer at any stage of recovery.

RETURNING CAMPERS may sign up starting at 12:01AM on August 20th.



Teen/Young Adult Cancer Camp  August 9-11, 2019

Registration is now open for the Teen/Young Adult Cancer Camp hosted by Faces of Courage in partnership with 1Voice Foundation and Sponsored by Royal Neighbors.

Spending time with other Young Adults at this medically supervised residential camp offers survivors and their well siblings an opportunity to bond, try new things, learn new skills and support each other as only cancer survivors can.

Attending camp is a chance for Teens/Young adults to disconnect from their busy lives, leave cancer behind for a weekend, rediscover joy, renew their spirit and have some serious FUN!!!

The camp is FREE to participants (including meals, lodging and activities) thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors. Contact Peggie Sherry psherry@facesofcourage.com to register or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
Register early….spaces for camp is limited and reservations fill up quickly.

Registration for Volunteers for Teen/Young Adult Cancer Camp is now open
If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at psherry@facesofcourage.org.

Please let me know when you respond what job (or job and shift) you are interested in.

2019 Teen/ Young Adult Camp will be held at Rotary’s Camp FL
1915 Camp Florida Road, Brandon, FL
August 9-11, 2019

We are looking for volunteers to fill the following positions.
Need 5 people to help move supplies from storage to camp on August 7th at 3pm. Meet at
Istorage 203 Providence Road. Gate code is * (star)9339# (pound) we are in row B on the back
side of building.

During Camp
Kitchen help 6 per shift ~
Friday 4:30pm until 8pm
Saturday 7am until 10am
10:30am until 1pm
5pm until 8pm
Sunday 7am until 2pm

Weekend Counselors
6 male and 6 female weekend overnight counselors 18 years and older
Stay weekend and are responsible for campers. If you have not previously been a Faces of
Courage counselor, please contact me directly for permission to sign up for this responsibility.
Friday Night
4 Set up/Registration Friday from 4:30pm until 8pm
4 Greeters – Welcome campers and direct them to registration
4 Luggers help unload cars and bring luggage to cabins Friday 5:30pm until 7:30pm
4 Parking lot Volunteers to help direct traffic and parking
Saturday morning ~ 8:30am till noon
2 to help with fishing on the dock
2 waterfront volunteers to help launch boats
2 lifeguards with current certification (bring paperwork with you to camp)
2 Nail polishing
3 demonstrate Tie Dying
Saturday Afternoon
1 Lifeguard (poolside) from 3pm – 5pm

2 Photographers Friday night, Saturday, Sunday
Sunday Morning
8 Camp breakdown and Clean up 10am – 2pm
4 Loading vehicles and returning everything to storage from 1:30pm – 3pm
Looking for person or group to host: Please call me for more information!
Dessert Party – Friday night
Ice Cream Social – Saturday afternoon
Dessert Party – Saturday Night

Sponsors needed to underwrite the following camp activities:
Cabin Sponsors $5,000.
½ Cabin Sponsors $2,500.
Wellness Sponsors $1,000.
Dinner $1,500.00 (two dinners available to sponsor)
Lunch $1,000.00
Breakfast $500.00 (two breakfasts available to sponsor)
Live Butterfly Release for the Memorial on Sunday $350.00
Sponsor a Camper $350.00
Hope Sponsor $100.00

Don’t Forget Amazon Smile for all your online shopping needs

Amazon Smile is Amazon’s way of giving back. When you sign on to Amazon Smile and select Faces of Courage as your charity of choice Amazon will donate

What Is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website, Amazon.com, but with one distinct difference.
When users shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation contributes 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Especially for frequent Amazon users, this additional perk is a great way to give back to charities effortlessly.
All users have to do is to visit smile.amazon.com (amazon.com and Amazon mobile app purchases do not apply) to earn 0.5 percent of their eligible purchase for their favorite nonprofit or cause.
There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100 percent of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.
Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0584489 and Amazon donates to Faces Of Courage Foundation.



Santa’s Camp Recap

Words cannot express my deep gratitude to each and every one of you that helped support, plan, shop, move and work the 2018 Santa’s Workshop Weekend sponsored by Tampa Carrollwood Rotary and our sustaining sponsors Welfont and 1Voice Foundation. Each year I think we can’t outdo the previous year but with your help we do, because of you.

Camp Photos
Pam Knowles, Camp Photographer has posted hundreds of photos on her site.

Here is the link: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-ghQhfC/i-8xJV37K


Nation of Neighbors Grant for 2019 Teen Cancer Camp

Royal Neighbors Grant Check Presentation

We are thrilled to announce that Amy Jones and Darcy Smith from Royal Neighbors Insurance Company visited camp this past weekend and presented Peggie D. Sherry, CEO/Founder of Faces of Courage with their Nation of Neighbors Grant of $10,000. to fund the 2019 Teen Cancer Camp.

We are over the moon thrilled to be recognized by this 125 year old company that was founded by a group of women before they had a right to vote!

Special shout out to Jane Morse-Swett, President/Founder of Women with Purpose for nominating Peggie for this prestigious award.
Check out their website and read about the award:



Cancer Camp Group Pic

If you are interested in looking at the photos that Pam Knowles took at the last two adult camps, Check out her Smugmug page at:


Pam is graciously allowing everyone to be able to download their photos at no cost, by right clicking on the images and saving them to your computer.


Women of Color Cancer Retreat

Registration for the 2018 Women of Color Cancer Camp is now open.
This camp is open to any women who has been diagnosed with any type of cancer.
This sleepover Women’s Camp is provided at no cost to the participants.
If you are interested in attending this weekend camp please send me your First and Last Name, Mailing Address and Phone Number. This camp is open on a first come, first serve basis.
E-mail Psherry@facesofcourage.org or call 813.948.7478


Women of Color Cancer Retreat