Support North Star Reach

Each year more than 300,000 children in the Michigan area are unable to attend regular summer camp due to serious medical conditions. North Star Reach will provide children with serious medical challenges a chance to get away and just be kids.

The abandoned Michigan Fresh Air Camp, located near Pinckney, MI, is being completely redeveloped into North Star Reach, a state-of-the-art camp for special needs children from the region.  Partnership with University of Michigan C. S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital and other area children’s health centers will support state-of-the-art medical facilities at the camp. Learn more about North Star Reach by visiting their website.

You can support North Star Reach with several upcoming fundraisers:

  • Arbor Brewing Company Beer Tasting Fundraiser (view flyer) *Must buy tickets by Monday Aug. 15!
    Date & Time: August 23rd, 2011, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Arbor Brewing Co. 114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor
    Description: There will be 7-12 beers to taste, food to eat, and a great time to be had. Tickets are $30/person and must be purchased in advanced by Monday, August 15th, 2011. There will be NO tickets sold at the door. Please feel free to invite your friends! To purchase tickets please contact Stephanie Cloutier at (734)936-9134 or
  • Chili’s Night (view flyer)
    Date & Time: every Tuesday in August, 11am-11pm
    Location: Chili’s restaurant, 3795 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor
    Description: When you present our North Star Reach flyer, 10% of your bill will benefit our camp!
  • Swim to the Moon (view flyer)
    Date & Time: August 28th, 2011, 7:15am
    Location: Halfmoon Lake Beach, Pinckney Recreation Area
    Description: Please join us for a great day of open water training, team bonding, or just an exciting swim through five lakes while helping a deserving charity at Swim to the Moon. Our 5k open water swim course starts on the west shore of Patterson Lake and finishes at the State beach on the east shore of Halfmoon Lake. There will also be a 1 mile and a 1/2 mile loop course in Halfmoon Lake, and great fundraising prizes.
    More information: Please contact Eva Solomon at 734.678.5045 or

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