Kayla Conroy and her family and friends are hosting the 10th annual Light My Fire benefit. This fundraiser will be held on August 12, 2023, in Harrison, Ohio and raises funds for Camp Flame Catcher, our camp serving children with epilepsy. The evening includes a themed gathering and participants should come ready to enjoy an evening of delicious food, drinks and dancing. Additionally they hold a 50/50 raffle, had a silent auction and numerous baskets you can win through a raffle.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2023 AT 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
10th Annual Light My Fire Benefit
10493 Benning Lane Harrison, Ohio 45030
Event by Kayla Conroy
10493 Benning Lane Harrison, Ohio 45030
Duration: 5 hr
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This years theme is Goodwill Party !!!
Come wearing your funniest thrifty outfit…
18+ Welcome, There will be a DJ, Dancing, Dinner, and more… We will have a photo booth, raffles, split the pot… Food and drinks will be provided there will be a jar at the bar for donations for drinks…
The Tickets are:
$25.00 for one person
$40.00 for two people
The ticket also counts as an extra raffle ticket…
A little Background Story:
I started volunteering at the camp the summer of 2013. Now, I go anytime I have a chance. I think it’s a great experience that makes you look differently at yourself and life in general. All of the little things we take for granted, such as brushing your teeth, showering, getting dressed, or eating, we can do in a short amount of time or by ourselves. However, one of the kids could have one or multiple seizures in a short amount of time that could last seconds, minutes, or hours and make them sleep the rest of the time. Also, one of the biggest things we take for granted is having the chance to drive a car. Most of these kids can’t drive and rely on friends and family to get anywhere. It’s just amazing to see what these kids can do and accomplish considering what they go through. At summer camp, one of the counselor’s told me about one of the teens in her group that had been rock wall climbing. The teen made it to the top of the wall. She slipped a few times while climbing, but that is expected. When she came down, she said that she counted 7 or 8. The counselor asked her 7 or 8 what? She replied, “Seizures”. This teen had 7 or 8 seizures while climbing the rock wall, but still made it to the top.
I know I cannot help every family, but I would like to help as many as I can. The kids have a great time and feel comfortable around everyone, because they don’t feel like they are being judged or stared at when they have a seizure. It’s a place for them to feel normal and be carefree.
I am trying to spread the word to as many people as I can. I am also asking everyone to please feel free to share to help make this benefit a success. If anyone is not able to attend but are willing to donate they are more than welcome to. We are accepting cash donations or items to be entered into our raffle. All donations and proceeds from the raffle will go to Camp Flame Catcher, and a receipt will be provided for your records.
Please consider this opportunity to help these kids. If interested or need more information or Flyer, please email Kayla at KC.email@example.com, so arrangements can be made to give you the Tickets or pick up your donation at your convenience. Thank you for your support and consideration. See less
Thanks Kayla for all you do for kids with epilepsy. Besides hosting this event, Kayla is a long time counselor at our camp.
When you get out of the bed in the morning and brush your teeth, do you think
about how easy that was for you? As you drive to work and pull an eight-hour shift,
have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow I am blessed”? My name is Kayla, and I am
a PCA at Children’s hospital Cincinnati. In 2013, I started volunteering at a camp for
kids with Epilepsy, called Camp Flame Catcher.
The average incidence of epilepsy each year in the U. S is estimated at 150,000 or 48
for every 100,000 people.
As a child, being “different” can change your life. You learn to evaluate your
surroundings to make sure people won’t stare or laugh at you. You fear sleepovers
with your friends because they are afraid of your condition.
As a parent to a child with Epilepsy you also fear that nobody can take care of your
child when they are away from you. You want so badly for your child to feel like part
of the group. To be a “normal” child.
Camp Flame Catcher allows all those things to happen.
That first camp changed my life, and I am asking you to help me continue changing
these kids’ lives. These families spend countless hours at hospitals and doctors
visits, they spend every penny on medicine to try to control this disorder. Some of
the families can’t afford to give their kids this amazing gift.
So what do you do when you have a problem? You find a solution. I started a
fundraiser event called Light My Fire. This year will be our third year doing this; all
the money raised goes directly to the camp to cover tuition for families unable to
provide the funds.
My mission: To shine light on Epilepsy and provide a way to see children smile
through their fight! With your help we can change the way a child experiences life,
even for a day. With your donation you can help me achieve this.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration. You can reach me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-284-7475