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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More than $50 raised for juvenile diabetes summer camp in first week!


camp kno komaAs announced last week, sponsor Uncle Joe’s Eclectic, Inc. is donating 10% of sales from its eBay craft supply store to a non-profit summer camp for children with juvenile diabetes.  This began on January 27th, and will continue until I finish my thru-hike at Katahdin around September, 2016.  Camp Kno-Koma, the summer camp being supported, provides children with type 1 diabetes the opportunity for a safe outdoor camping experience.  The cost per camper is $550, so we are well on our way to meeting our goal of raising enough funds for at least one full camper’s fees.

Uncle Joe's Eclectic, Inc.As I prepare to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with insulin-dependent diabetes in March, my goal was to raise money for an organization that helps remove diabetes as a roadblock to participation in outdoor activities.  Camp Kno-Koma certainly fit the bill!  As one camper relates in the video on their website, “It is one week of the year where we don’t have to feel different.”

If you buy craft supplies or unfinished wood products, check out Uncle Joe’s Eclectic’s eBay store and help us blow past our goal — maybe we can raise enough funds for TWO camper’s fees.  Remember, 10% of every purchase, or a minimum of $1 per order, goes to Camp Kno-Koma.  Details about your donation can be found in every product listing in the store.

 

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About Kevin McCourt

Kevin McCourt is an entrepreneur, writer, and reformed geek who challenged agoraphobia and insulin-dependent diabetes by thru-hiking the entire 2200-mile Appalachian Trail in 2016. He is currently working on his first non-fiction book, a philosophical and scientific look at how modern life became so complicated and the persuasive influences that created the world we live in today. He currently lives in Ocean View, DE and wherever his tent is set up.

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