Camp Kesem-UNL recently raised over $42,000 at the sixth annual Make the Magic benefit dinner for Camp Kesem. The event included dinner, a program and moving speaker testimonials at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel and is Camp Kesem's largest fundraiser each year. Many large donations were received, including $1,000 from Lincoln Sunrise Kiwanis.
This summer, Camp Kesem at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has the goal of sending 140 kids to camp. Camp Kesem is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to helping children through and beyond a parent's cancer. Camp is offered free to the children. The camp is planned and executed entirely by college students. This year, UNL has 74 counselors and a 17-member executive board.