HOUSTON, TEXAS, January 2015 –Houston
philanthropist Theresa Roemer recently hosted the first
charity event in her 3,000 sq. ft. closet since the infamous
burglary that took place there this past July, 2014. Prior
to the burglary, Theresa Roemer’s elegant three-story
closet, designed after a Neiman Marcus showroom, made
national headlines for its opulence and character when the
closet was featured on the Neiman Marcus blog and the story
private, invitation-only fundraiser took place in November
to benefit MoRE Camp Adventure, an oncology camp run by Kids
Need More. Through silent auction items and raffles, the
event raised funds
to send deserving camper, Kaela Cruz to camp in the summer
of 2015. The sponsorship will cover Kaela’s costs including
transportation to and from camp, room and board, all meals
and snacks, camp shirts, camp hoodies, and entertainment for
the entire week.
Now twelve years
old, Kaela was diagnosed with bone cancer the day before her
January 2007. She had an above knee amputation on her left
leg in May 2007 to save her life. She has been Cancer free
for more than seven years, and an inspiration to us all.
Kaela has told her story of survivorship to a few
foundations to raise funds while spreading awareness of
pediatric cancer and children with disabilities. She also
participated in several 5k Run/Walks, the most recent event
she attended was Curefest 2014 for childhood cancer at the
Mall in Washington DC.
showed up for this event. I was so excited to see so many
people show up to support this great cause,” says Roemer.
This camp is completely run by volunteers and fully funded
by donations – that’s no small order. I am thrilled that the
November fundraiser was a success and will assist Kaela in
making memories next year at MoRE Camp Adventure.”
The Kids Need More
community gives children like Kaela, their siblings and
families the hope that despite a life threatening illness or
loss of a limb, you can have fun, build friendships and just
be a kid.
ABOUT MoRE CAMP
In 1990, a group of
concerned parents created a camping experience for their
children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings. MoRE
Camp Adventure now serves the East Coast and Tri-State
area. It remains one of the only camps of its kind to serve
child cancer patients and siblings. The programs and
activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow
parents time for respite.