The UVA Infectious Diseases Clinic received a check in June for $3,000 to help fund the HIV Family Camp. Thanks to the very generous Dave Matthews Band’s BAMA Works Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.
“The Ryan White Program raises money so patients can go to HIV Family Camp. What exactly is the camp, and why is it so meaningful for these families?
“For many children, whether they have HIV or someone in their family does, life with the virus can be very isolating. Our clinic has held a weekend Family Camp at Camp Holiday Trails every spring since 2005. Participation grows every year. We started the camp to give children a safe and happy place to go and enjoy time with their families. It removes them from the day-to-day stressors of chronic illness, and they get the opportunity to just be children. The camp is free to participants, supported by generous donations from the community and from grants from the BAMA Works Fund (Dave Matthews Band), among others.”