Camp Wonder, an initiative of the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation, is a medically staffed summer program that gives children ages 7 to 16, who suffer from serious and fatal skin diseases, the opportunity to feel “normal” and simply have fun. The week-long camp is fully funded by The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF), an organization founded in May 2000 by Francesca Tenconi. As an adolescent, Tenconi suffered from a potentially life threatening skin disease and missed out on normal childhood activities. She wanted to use her experience to help others, so on her 16th birthday she asked friends and family to forgo gifts and help her create CSDF. Galderma employees volunteered at this year’s camp and provided Cetaphil products to use on site.
Since many families are burdened by the cost of care, the Cetaphil brand will also supply a grant for campers to receive Cetaphil products throughout the year to care for their skin.
During the past two years, the brand has donated more than $100,000 to fund camp activities and more.