Founded by the late businessman and philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, the Double H Ranch, A SeriousFun Camp is celebrating 25 years of providing year-round outdoor Adirondack Adventures for children with life-threatening and serious illness Free of Charge.
For the past 25 years the Double H Ranch has restored the Joy of Childhood to over 60,000 children who due to the seriousness of their illness are typically precluded from participating in the deserved experiences of growing up.
Throughout the year, children with Cancer; Sickle Cell Anemia; Hemophilia/ Serious Blood Disorders; Neuromuscular Impairments; HIV/Immune Disorders; Collagen Vascular Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; and Mitochondrial Disorders participate in Horseback Riding, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, High Ropes Course, Skiing and Snowboarding. They develop friendships, confidence, and learn how to manage their medical challenges.
“The stories that are shared with us about the importance of our mission from parents and children are a testament to the services we have provided for over 60,000 children,” said Max Yurenda, the Ranch’s CEO who has been with the camp since day one. “We cannot thank the community enough for embracing our mission and providing the financial sustainability that allows us to operate at the highest standards of care,” said Yurenda.
The Double H Ranch plans to celebrate this special milestone throughout 2017 and will be kicking-off the celebrations on January 17, 2017 at the Charles R. Wood Theater with a special presentation of Charles R. Wood, a Storied Life.