Fighting back

The magic of friendships and caring help mitigate the challenges of cancer.

January 5, 2017 15:26
Zichron Menachem

Campers were treated to activities such as glass-bottom boat rides, camel riding, wall climbing, and even ice skating. (photo credit: SARAH LEVI)

In the lobby of the hotel in Eilat where I found myself last week stands a large banner with a collage of photographs of bald children smiling in front of various monuments in Israel and abroad. Over this sea of faces is the logo of the non-profit organization Zichron Menachem, in green and pink. At the bottom of the banner are the words written in Hebrew “so that they may forget their pain…’’

The hotel, fittingly titled Magic Palace Hotel, was the lodging for the organization’s 26th annual winter camp for children and young adults fighting cancer and oncological diseases in Israel.


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