Children whose parents are dealing with cancer can find solace through Camp Kesem, an organization that sends kids on a fun-filled week of activities each summer. Nearly 1,000 parents, kids and volunteers turned out to the Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore) for the nonprofit’s second annual Family Night at the Musuem, which included camp-inspired activities for kids like a scavenger hunt, while adults got down to the serious business of fundraising in Stanley Field Hall. Victory Park Capital CEO Richard Levy and his wife Dara were honored for their deep support of Camp Kesem, and in a move that surprised both the attendees and Dara, Richard announced a matching grant of $30,000 to open “Jimmy’s Camp” in memory of Dara’s late husband Jim Fieldman. The event raised $500,000 for Camp Kesem’s 54 chapters across 27 states.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match donations to Camp Kesem up to a total of $5,000.