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Creatively Coping With Cancer

If you would like to donate your car to support an organization that helps cancer patients, Center for Car Donations has just the place.

The Cancer Coping Center is the kind of place families turn to for emotional support and creative coping strategies while the medical team focuses on treating the cancer patient.

In 2005, Cancer Coping Center was the conception of Dr. Maryam Davodi-Far, as the result of a family situation she and her husband found themselves in the middle of: her mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer.

Dr. Maryam quickly realized that medical help was abundant for her mother-in-law, but there didn’t seem to be any outlet to help the families deal with the stress and anxiety of sitting in numerous waiting rooms while their loved one was being treated.

And their journey to creating the Cancer Coping Center in San Diego, California, began.

One of the affiliates of Cancer Coping Center is Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for kids ages 6-13 whose family life has been gravely affected by a parent’s cancer. Their objective is to boost self-esteem and build friendships with children experiencing the same situation at home.

Camp Kesem is a special place that gives these all-too-often overlooked children a sense of normalcy and a feeling of belonging. They provide a place for kids to just be kids and to concentrate on getting back to the business of having fun.

These kids get to experience camp activities that include playing sports, arts and crafts, and a variety of fun-filled daily goings-on. It’s all about letting loose, and forgetting about the stress they’ve been under.

”Cabin Chats,” conducted daily by the UCSD student leaders, is a time for campers to connect with others like themselves. It’s a chance for them to share their personal experiences, their fears and their laughter with each other, knowing they are not alone. A great emotional release for these kids!

Simply put, Camp Kesem creates a magical week for these kids to be free of worry and just enjoy. The confidence and improved self-esteem they walk away with after their week at camp is evident not only to their parents, but to themselves.

Your vehicle donation allows Camp Kesem to continue providing this unique, awesome experience for this population of children that seem to get lost in the circumstance of their parent’s illness.

Don’t put it off! Call Center For Car Donations TODAY at (877) 411.3662, or go online to and donate your unwanted vehicle. All you need is your vehicle’s title, VIN, and the desire to help these children and their families. Doesn’t that feel good? It’s so easy!