Events & Fundraisers

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Events are a great way to get involved with Camp Kesem. Show support for our valuable camp programs by attending, hosting or donating to an event benefiting Camp Kesem. Events provide the opportunity to meet our student leaders, camper families, board members, staff and volunteers – plus they are always FUN! For information on Camp Kesem events please contact us at


Featured Events

Run the LA Marathon with TEAM Kesem!

Posted on: 10-02-14

ASICS LA Marathon Logo_VerticalCamp Kesem is proud to be an Official Charity of the LA Marathon March 15, 2015.

Why not be part of the fun – and help raise awareness and funds for Camp Kesem - by being a runner for Team Kesem? You’ll not only get well-deserved bragging rights – covering the scenic route from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica pier – you’ll also help raise funds and awareness for Camp Kesem!

As a Team Kesem Participant You Will Receive:
  • Team Kesem technical training shirt
  • Team Kesem technical running singlet (once you raise your minimum)
  • Your own customizable online fundraising page and social media tips to give your family, friends, co-workers and others a easy way to donate and show their support for you
  • Social events and gatherings in the LA area in the months preceding the race
  • A Camp Kesem social media cheering team – encouraging you during your months of training.
  • Pre-race Pasta Party
  • Post-race Party

Members of Team Kesem are asked to commit to raising a minimum of $1,000. And runners who raise over $1,500 will be receive a gift card in the amount of their registration fee of $160.

To officially register as part of Team Kesem, we will give you a special code to be used when registering on the LA Marathon website. To sign up for Team Kesem and receive your personal code, please fill out this Team Commitment Form. (You’ll receive the code within 24-48 hours after you submit the Team Commitment Form to Camp Kesem).

Questions? Contact
For more information about the LA Marathon, visit their website. 

The Magic Ball

Posted on: 09-29-14



You will never forget your evening at The Magic Ball. One of Chicago’s most memorable charity events – held in a venue unmatched by any other – The Magic Ball is a unique blend of fun, magic, surprise, fantastic food and entertainment – all supporting an unparalleled charity organization which provides support to children touched by a parent’s cancer.

The event, held at Chicago’s Red Moon Theater, brings hundreds of Chicago luminaries together for an evening of philanthropy, discovery and fun. Complete with a VIP reception, dinner and live auction, The Magic Ball will inspire you to support this often-overlooked population of children.

All proceeds benefit Camp Kesem and our nationwide network of free summer camps (including camps run by Northwestern University and the University of Illinois), ensuring our organization’s ability support more of the 3+ million children who have a parent with cancer, or who have lost a parent to cancer.

March 7, 2015
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Red Moon Theater
2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60616

More information at

Below please find a list of our individual chapter events that we invite you to join us at!

Camp Kesem Share the Magic
You provide the location, food, drinks and friends… we provide the parent, camper, and student speakers to share the Kesem “magic” with those close to you. The Share the Magic Kit is available here for download, then contact us to plan your event:

Our sincerest thanks to our Camp Kesem supporters who have hosted a Share the Magic and the student leaders and camper families who have made them so special by attending and sharing their Camp Kesem stories.