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Turtle Beach Bar-B-Q

Fundraiser: Car show, auctions and fun benefit camp

Posted: July 17, 2010 10:21 p.m.
Updated: July 18, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Fun at The Painted Turtle Camp for children in Lake Hughes.

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The “Turtle Beach Bar-B-Q” will be held Saturday, July 24 at the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes to benefit The Painted Turtle Camp for children with disabling health issues.

The fundraiser will include dinner, beer and wine tasting, a car show, casino games and entertainment.  There will also be silent and live auctions. 

The Painted Turtle is a camp organized exclusively for children with disabling health issues. The camp in Lake Hughes will welcome nearly 2,000 children this year with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Camp sessions are held year-round.

The Painted Turtle is the only multi-disease medical camp of its kind in California. The camp is part of Hole in the Wall Camps founded by actor Paul Newman. 

However, each camp is responsible for its own fundraising, and The Painted Turtle relies on the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations. 

Through week-long summer sessions and spring and fall family programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing environment for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Through an array of traditional summer camp activities including boating, fishing, horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts and wood shop, campers become more self-confident and self-reliant under the supervision of California’s top medical professionals.

Medical conditions served this year include: severe asthma, colitis, Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes, hemophilia and other transfusion-dependent blood disorders, kidney disease and transplants, liver transplants, lupus, muscular dystrophy, Prader-Willi syndrome, primary immunodeficiency diseases, skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) and spina bifida. Past years’ fundraisers have been held in various locations, including Shea’s Castle near Lake Hughes, TPC in Valencia, the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale and at the camp. 

Tickets are $100 per person and include $1,000 in casino currency, dinner, and drinks. For more information, contact Nicholas Holden at (310) 451-1353 ext. 107 or visit www.thepaintedturtle.org.

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