Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 26 million people across the United States and most don't even know it. Children and young adults have an even greater risk of going undetected due to the nature of the causes of the disease and the ambiguity of the symptoms. That is why it is our goal to make the lives of young ones a little bit brighter as they experience treatment and continue to fight through the disease.
Our chapter's philanthropy, Kappa Kidney Camp, is a week-long summer camp that provides children who have received dialysis or have undergone a kidney transplant the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience entirely for free. They receive all the medical care and attention they need for the week while enjoying fun activities and making lifelong friends and memories.
A number of sisters from Rho Deuteron have had a hands-on role in Kappa Kidney Camp, spending time with the kids, playing games, and getting to know them. The camp gives kids a unique opportunity to meet others like themselves and it is an incredibly rewarding experience on our part to meet such inspiring children.