2021 Programming Recap

2021 Programming Recap For the second year in a row, UKANDU was not able to hold its traditional programming. Instead of canceling events and programs, we embraced the “UKANDU Spirit” and created new and exciting opportunities for our UKANDU Family to connect through our Drive-Through Safari and our UKANDU Virtual Camp! Drive-Through Safari Over 30…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Fargo

Volunteer Spotlight: Fargo Fargo, a long-time volunteer, first heard about Camp UKANDU from her colleague, and UKANDU volunteer, Chipper. Fargo was encouraged to come and experience the “outrageous fun” of this week-long Summer camp in 2000 and hasn’t stopped coming back! “I said “sure, sounds like fun” without knowing just how life-changing of an experience…

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Participant Spotlight: Leo

Participant Spotlight: Leo Leo first heard about UKANDU at age 5 when he underwent treatment for neuroblastoma. Leo’s oncologist and nurses introduced him to the joy of UKANDU and encouraged him and his family to look into the offered programming. Not yet old enough to attend Camp UKANDU, Leo anxiously awaited his 8th birthday and…

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UKANDU Golf Tournament

September 10, 2021 Riverside Golf and Country Club UKANDU’s Annual Golf Tournament is not your average charity tournament! As one of the few charity tournaments held on a Friday, this event provides an opportunity to play at the exclusive Riverside Golf and Country Club. It is the perfect opportunity for golfers to leave work early,…

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2021 UKANDU Virtual Camp

Campfire and UKANDU News are integral parts of our annual Camp UKANDU and virtual camp is no different! You can experience the UKANDU-style fun by watching some of the 2021 Virtual Campfires and News videos below. 2021 Opening Campfire UKANDU News Monday Campfire Tuesday News Tuesday Campfire Wednesday News Wednesday Campfire Thursday News

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UKAN – ZOOM!

Do you feel like you are going a little crazy being stuck at home? Need a new challenge? Register for the UKANDU Zoom virtual walk/run!   https://ukandu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/medium-2.mp4 When local high schooler, Allison Dobbler, heard about UKANDU through the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Youth Grant Initiative she became inspired to help inspire hope, joy, and connection to…

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Join UKANDU Corps!

UKANDU is proud and excited to announce our newest program, UKANDU Corps! This newest program was conceived by our Executive Director and inspired by his own experience in volunteering at UKANDU. It is in our DNA – heck, it’s in our name! – to remind people that “You Can Do!” a lot in life, no…

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Drive-Through Safari

Calling all campers! Join us June 19-20 for a drive-through safari at Camp Collins! We’ll be squeezing the magic of Camp UKANDU into an hour-long drive-through, safari-themed, event that you won’t want to miss. There will be animals, games, familiar faces, and more! Sign up for a time slot here: https://calendly.com/scooter-ukandu_meetings2020/safari-drive-through?month=2021-06

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UKANDU Mystery Kitchen

Calling all campers! Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Can you sauce, sauté, and slice? Maybe, you’re still sharpening your skills. That’s okay too! We have the perfect opportunity for all ages and experience levels, from total beginners to bonafide chefs – come join the Ukandu Mystery Kitchen. Register here! Here’s how it works:…

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2021 UKANDU Virtual Camp

We’re excited to announce a week of outrageous (virtual) fun from June 27 – July 2! You won’t want to miss this week of joy and connection with our one-of-a-kind UKANDU family.  Register for Virtual Camp UKANDU now: http://app.campdoc.com/register/ukandu  This event is for any family who has been impacted by childhood or adolescent cancer who…

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UKANDU Cooking & Baking Series 2/20, 3/20 & 4/17

Join UKANDU for a Cooking & Baking Series on the third Saturday of the month at 4 pm in February, March, and April. Let’s get together to cook or bake together, followed by small group breakout rooms to connect with one another. This event is for our UKANDU families and any family who has been…

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UKANDU Family Bingo Night 1/16

  A fun game of BINGO with prizes, followed by small group breakout rooms to connect with one another. We want to kick off the New Year with some UKANDU virtual fun playing bingo with great prizes, come join us on Saturday, January 16th at 6 pm. This event is for our UKANDU families and…

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AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support UKANDU every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to UKANDU. Signing up is easy! Here’s how to sign…

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2021 Event Announcements Coming Soon!

2021 event announcements coming soon! Recent news about COVID vaccines brings us hope, but there is a lot we still do not know. We are hopeful that we will be able to gather in person sometime in 2021. We will make an announcement about our upcoming fundraisers in the coming weeks, but rest assured we…

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Virtual programming

We had so much fun and learned a ton in our first two virtual program offerings in 2020. We want to thank all of those who participated in Virtual Camp 2020 and in our Halloween Weekend Retreat.  Our staff and volunteers are busy crafting new opportunities for our community to connect in 2021. We are…

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Yes, you can!

Please help UKANDU provide hope, joy, and connection for families impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer this holiday season. In a world that is more isolated than ever, families battling childhood cancer need our help. When a family is diagnosed with cancer, patients, siblings, and parents lose the support structures they had come to rely…

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