Camp Happy Days spreads Valentine's Day joy to kids with cancer

Staff and volunteers from Camp Happy Days will spend Valentine's Day delivering gifts.

Cards and singing stuffed animals will make their way to children battling cancer at MUSC's Children's Health Hospital.

"Think what it's like - that a child and their parent has been in there for three weeks, and the child hasn't been out of the hospital," said Executive Director Cindy Johnson. "They're bored, they've been doing the same games, arts and crafts, things like that, so when we come in with a card and a stuffed animal that sings, it just brightens their whole day."

Volunteers from the Chucktown Squash crafted the hand-written cards for the patients.

The Camp Happy Days staff says it brightens the patients' day.

"It's funny and the nurses and doctors love it, but when we leave, you can just hear 20 of these animals going on and on and on with the same song," Johnson said. "So it really not only brightens up the lives of the children, but it brightens the whole floor up."

Camp Happy Days will also be taking another surprise - Cool Ray, the mascot for the South Carolina Stingrays.

Then on Thursday, February 16, the Corks for Kids fundraiser will kick off.

The event, a night of delights at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Water Front Park Cooper River Room, is presented by APECS Aerospace.

Tickets are $125 per person. All proceeds will benefit kids fighting cancer.

You can find tickets here.

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