Sister Hazel don’t just make music, they also make a difference. Their Camp Hazelnut happened this month and helped in the fight against pediatric cancer.
This year’s Camp Hazelnut happened Oct. 19 through Oct. 21 at Camp Crystal Lake just outside Gainesville. The camp gives kids and families an uplifting escape from the challenges of cancer diagnosis. More than 175 campers, including 30 families of kids with cancer, got to explore, discover and make memories at summer camp.
The campers had even more fun this year, as did the band, thanks to the addition of a water carnival for Sunday. The carnival included inflatables, water slides, a dunk tank, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and more. They also hosted a Lyrics for Life luau on the beach that included a sunset acoustic performance from Sister Hazel. Each camper walked away with a special gift bag of Sister Hazel merchandise, a tumbler from MyBevi and an iPad from Wyc Grousbeck and Emilia Fazzalari. Campers ate well all weekend with food provided by Bluewater Bay.
This year, the band proudly partnered with Grousbeck, CEO, Governor and co-owner of the Boston Celtics and Fazzalari. This is a great opportunity for families of children with pediatric cancer. Find out more here.
Camp Hazelnut is part of the Lyrics for Life Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Sister Hazel frontman, Ken Block, and his bandmates founded Lyrics For Life in memory of Block’s younger brother, Jeffrey. Jeffrey ultimately lost his four-year battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14. Now, Jeffrey’s memory lives on and helps to change and impact lives.
Head to their official website to found out how you can get involved with the charity. There’s also an option to donate to the worthwhile cause.