Larger than Life — L.A. Family and Larger Than Life Israel cooperate in a number of programs that help families cope with the changes that ensue after a cancer diagnosis. Larger than Life — L.A. Family works to develop a meaningful network between families facing common challenges by providing personal mentors (“Larger Than Life Buddies”) and establishing support groups. Larger than Life — L.A. Family encourages families of children diagnosed with cancer to contact the organization with a list of needed support services and resources.
Larger than Life — L.A. Family and Larger Than Life Israel strive to create events for families to “reconnect, rejuvenate and recommit” while enduring the treatment process. Here is a brief list of such events:
Super Summer Camp: This is an annual 5-day summer camp for over 100 children at Nachsholim Beach.
Spring Sibling Camp: During the Passover (spring) vacation, 70 children attend an annual 3-day program at the JNF Ness Harim Field Center, each accompanied by a sibling.
Kiddies’ Summer Camp: 2010 marked the first year of a weeklong summer camp at Nachscholim Hotel for the families of children under the age of seven who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Child & Family Recovery Vacation in Eilat: Annually, Larger than Life – L.A. Family, in conjunction with the generous Fattal Hotel Chain, hosts four fabulous vacations for 200 kids with cancer and their families in the sunny southern resort town of Eilat on the Red Sea.
Saturday Family Trips: Once every month, Larger than Life families go out on a guided nature day trip throughout Israelís diverse regions.
Mother’s Empowerment Vacations and Father’s Recreation Weekends: These vacations for mothers and fathers of children with cancer allow each to indulge in some pampering and take specialized workshops to reenergize for the next round of challenges.
Purim “Train of Smiles”: At Purim time, Larger than Life invites more than 1000 kids with cancer and their family members to come aboard a special train from Haifa to Beer Sheba supported by the Israel Train Authority.
Family Picnic in Memory of Shirley Shmueli: All the children of Larger than Life are invited with their families during Sukkot for a picnic in the grove of Hotel Nof Ginnosar, on the shores of The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret).
If you are interested in supporting our family strengthening services, please contact us at: support@largerthanlifeLA.com