Gutsy Fundraising
Health and Wellness

Gutsy Fundraising

Family raises funds to help youth with Crohn's disease attend week-long camp.

Sam Barskiy, joined by parents Sergey and Michelle and sister Ali, recently held a spaghetti dinner and bake sale to raise money for children with Crohn’s disease to attend the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis. Sam, whose bar mitzvah celebration is coming up soon, chose the fundraising effort in tribute to his older brother, Noah, who was diagnosed with the disease at age 12, almost six years ago, and twice attended Camp Oasis. Noah was not feeling healthy enough to attend the spaghetti fundraiser at Temple Beth David, but the event brought in more than $1,200, enough to send four kids to a weeklong camp session.

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