SEBAGO LAKE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The 2016 No Man Left Behind Challenge on Tuesday was physically challenging circumnavigation event around Sebago Lake that will involved three different swims, three bike sprints, two road runs and one trail run before a 4-mile paddle to complete the adventure.
This event was specifically designed by Navy SEALs to mimic the ups and downs that a Camp Sunshine family experiences after the diagnosis. All proceeds from the No Man Left Behind Challenge and the 2016 Meet the SEALs Gala will support Camp Sunshine's efforts to provide military families with a child who has a life-threatening illness the opportunity to attend illness-specific camp sessions at no cost.
Friday night July 8, 2016 at 6pm, Camp Sunshine will honor the SEALs who took part in the Challenge with a Gala celebration, where people can meet these inspiring men.
NEWS CENTER will be broadcasting LIVE from the event.
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Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness.
Camp Sunshine is the only program in the nation offered year-round with the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement sessions are also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness.