Thank you to Marquette Men Lacrosse Team for hosting Camp One Step on Saturday February 2, 2019. Our campers and their families had and incredible time!

Huge thanks to ABC’s WISN in Wisconsin for covering this event.

Camp One Step is very honored to be invited to attend the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (CBCC) annual meeting and accept their $15,000 donation to send kids to Camp One Step programs in 2019! Help us thank CBCC

Pictured Above (From Left to Right): CBCC board member – Bob Pierce, COS President – Jeff Infusino, COS Vice President of Philanthropy – Kate Weil, CBCC board member – Howard Kaplan

Winter Camp 2018 was a blast. The warmer than usual temperatures couldn’t dampen our spirits and a great time had by our 105 campers who took part in this year’s Winter Camp program, held from December 27-31st at Conference Point Center. Our Campers were joined by 65 wonderful volunteers, who served as either counselors, program leaders, medical volunteers or support staff.

 

“Our daughter loves this camp so much and has made such an impact on her in so many ways. We are so thankful to what this camp has taught her. She really looks forward to this camp all the time. Her forever friends and she loves the counselors so much too!! ” – Parent of a 2018 Winter Camper

Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services, has earned their top 4-Star rating! Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator  for charities. Through the years we have worked very hard to achieve their highest rating, and we are excited to share this honor with our community. Here is an excerpt from a letter we received from Charity Navigator regarding our achievement. “We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Children’s Oncology Services exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Children’s Oncology Services apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

This is was our inaugural year of the Utah Adventure Program. The campers had a blast! Looking forward to for adventures in 2019. Huge thanks to the National Ability Center for making this all possible.

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All are invited to attend this year’s Pig In The Park event being held in Fontana, WI on Saturday, July 14th. There will be great food, kids play area, music, and beer tent for adults. A portion of proceeds from Pig In The Park will help send kids to Camp One Step programs this year. Grab your family and friends and head to Reid Park on July 14th.

Brain Tumor Family Camp was great!

This year’s Brain Tumor Family Camp was another successful program. We had 15 families join us. This year we welcomed four new families to BTFC; this equated to 19 new participants to the program. The convenience of this program held over a weekend, plus the familiarity of the schedule, makes it a favorite among the families. We would like to thank Kris Riley and Jill Kulbok for their leadership and all the volunteers that supported the Brain Tumor Family Camp program. We would also like to thank the Ellen Marks Cancer Foundation for continuing to sponsor this program!

 

Thank you to Jordan Moeller for leading this event, his incredible performance and to all who performed at and supported the One Skate At A Time event! This was their 7th event supporting Camp One Step and this year they raised over $9,500!!

Chicago Day Camp was Awesome!

We were so happy to have 15 incredible campers join us for our weekend program. We had several new activities, which included the Lincoln Park Zoo, DuPage Children’s Museum, and California Pizza Kitchen. Many thanks to DePaul College Prep for hosting our program for the weekend. Thank you to Julie Hecktman for leading this program and for all the volunteers for their great work. Special thanks to the Make Your Mark foundation for sponsoring this program!

2018 One Step Charity Poker Championship Ups the Ante’ for Children’s Oncology Services.

CHICAGO, IL – On February 22rd, more than 220 pokers players and 75 spectators filled the Montgomery Club to help to send more kids with cancer to Camp One Step. Dan Bernstein from WSCR “The Score” AM 670 and a board member of the nonprofit returned as emcee for this 13th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that raised more than $105,000. Players from all over the Chicagoland-area and Northwest Indiana played their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of course, charity.

Celebrity bounty players included NBC’s Chicago Fire Randy Flager, NBC Chicago’s Marley Kayden, WSCR “The Score” AM 670 Laurence Holmes and Danny Parkins and National Movie Critic and FOX Chicago host Richard Roeper.

Players of all levels competed for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Event sponsors included R.W. Baird, Perl Mortgage, Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Milwaukee Brewing Company and Associated Agencies.