WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Victory Junction Pink Tour was in the area Tuesday morning to raise money and awareness for its year-round camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
The camp was founded in 2004 by Kyle and Pattie Petty, in honor of their son Adam. Victory Junction is located in Randleman, NC and offers programs for a range of disease groups and has strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals.
Victory Junction's mission is "to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge."
The Victory Junction Pink Truck, donated by country music star Taylor Swift, is touring across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to rally fans behind the cause. The tour was in Wilmington and Supply Tuesday morning.
Folks who stopped by were encouraged to donate money to help send kids to camp in an effort to help them cope with their illness.
The camp relies solely on donations from individuals and
corporations. It costs $2,500 to send one child to camp for a week.
Organizers with the pink truck tour say this is a great
way to give back and help those who are less fortunate.
Since the camp's inception, more than 17,000 children and families have received support.
For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.
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