Sat 5/19 @ 7PM
Now in its fifth year, Campfire is Flying Horse Farm’s signature annual event, a fundraiser that helps send children with serious illnesses to camp. The evening provides signature cocktails, camp bites, live music and the life-changing stories that inspire us all. It promises to be precisely what camp is: joyful and deeply moving. Flying Horse Farms’ mission is important because it provides camp experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families at no cost to them.
“Many of these kids live with challenging diseases that mean they have never spent a night away from home, let alone a full week at sleep-away camp,” says Nichole E. Dunn, president and CEO of Flying Horse Farms. “Flying Horse Farms provides them joy in the moment and transformation for life, an opportunity to be just like every other kid, while leaving with greater independence, higher self-esteem and more confidence. Camp’s impact is life-changing. It allows people to find their tribe. It’s absolutely awesome.”
Flying Horse Farms opened its gates in 2010 and is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN). Founded in 1988 by actor, philanthropist and Cleveland native Paul Newman, the Network is a community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses worldwide. Newsman’s Own, which Paul Newman also founded, donates 100% of its profits to charities, including several of the SeriousFun camps.
Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge. Located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, (between Cleveland and Columbus) camp hosts more than 900 campers each year, including more than 300 from the Northeast Ohio area. At camp, campers living with illnesses from cancer to arthritis enjoy activities like swimming and archery while receiving first-rate care at an onsite, state-of-the-art health center, staffed 24/7 by medical professionals from children’s hospitals across Ohio and beyond.
“Campfire is an event for anyone who likes to have a good time and feel inspired!” exudes Nichole. “We have delicious food, great drinks, fantastic live music and a truly inspiring story to share. To be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink night out while supporting a meaningful cause is a win-win. This is such an awesome event, but I’m most excited for guests to hear stories from people touched by camp. And let’s just say there’s a special musical performance that may induce chills.”
Musical guests are Bluewater Kings Band, a several-piece band specializing in high-energy music that gets people dancing. They play several times a year around Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis but travel the world.
Campfire is Sat 5/19 @ 7PM at Tenk West Bank in the Flats. Patron tickets ($200) and young professional tickets ($150) can be purchased here. Complimentary valet service is available for all guests.
“Whether you’re a camp advocate or have never heard of Flying Horse Farms, I promise this will be a stellar night. We hope you’ll come, get to know camp, have a blast and feel good about giving back,” Nichole concludes.
Flying Horse Farms: @flyinghorsefarm
[Written By: Kendall Embrescia-Hridel]