As we’ve mentioned, Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne is hosting a three-day trunk show this weekend, October 2-4. We will be showcasing the latest styles from Allen Edmonds, Coppley, Robert Talbott and Scabal.
But that’s not all. We will also be supporting a really great, and very important, cause.
Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do is a local, weeklong summer camp for children battling cancer, and 5% of our sales this weekend will go to the camp.
To say Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do is an inspiring place would be an understatement.
Campers spend a week on the beautiful Blackman Lake, about 40 miles north of Fort Wayne, playing in the water, hosting evening bonfires, riding horses, fishing, making crafts, learning archery and so much more. As their website says, Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do turns, “children living with cancer from patients to craftsmen, swimmers, climbers, and ‘outdoorkids.’”
Oncology nurses, doctors, volunteers, and counselors attend all activities, so kids can get away from the hospital while their parents have peace of mind. Campers are also allowed to bring a sibling along for the week if it makes him or her more comfortable.
Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do began in 1992 as a one-week resident camp for 38 children surviving cancer. The program was a huge success and in less than three years, more than 100 kids a week were hiking, swimming, and playing away their worries of cancer.
The camp is also a long-standing member of Children’s Oncology Camping Association International, which provides networking and program opportunities to help provide a safe and memorable experience for campers.
The camp is free to participants, and available for kids ages 7 through 17.
Please help support this amazing charity by attending our “Sweet Clothes, Sweet Cars and Fine Cigars,” trunk show this weekend, October 2-4. The fun and goodwill kick off at 4 p.m.