Casey's Fund Honors the Spirit of
The Casey's Fund mission is to provide fully funded camperships, including transportation, to the Big Sky Kids Oncology Camps Young Adult Retreat and to enhance the Young Adult program in any way possible.
Casey's Fund is an endowed fund and it is managed by Eagle Mount located in Bozeman, Montana. Eagle Mount is the parent organization of Big Sky Kids Oncology Camps. Learn more about Eagle Mount at www.eaglemount.org
Why focus on the Young Adult?
Casey’s illness made us aware of the very unique challenges faced by the young adult cancer patient. The life of every young adult is one of constant change and a cancer diagnosis further complicates this time of life. Cancer in the young adult years can challenge a young person’s ability to form intimate relationships, continue with school and work, establish autonomy and become emotionally and financially independent.
Research suggests that a cancer diagnosis impacts young adults in a unique way with regards to self-esteem, social relationships, fear of recurrence, education, and fertility. Also, studies indicate that many supportive care needs of this age group remain unmet. We believe that providing opportunities for young people to connect with other cancer patients of the same age in a relaxed, social setting is one of the best ways to help.