On June 5, members of the Grant Thornton team in Phoenix joined nearly 500 “Camp Rainbow” kids at F1 Race Factory with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for a day of racing and fun to celebrate “National Cancer Survivor’s Day.” As a special treat, members from the Smurfs also came out to support the event as they were in town to promote their first-ever feature film, which debuts this summer.
Camp Rainbow is for children who have, or have had, cancer or a chronic blood disorder. Every year, campers have the opportunity to enjoy fun and meaningful experiences with the help of sponsors and volunteers like Grant Thornton. Camp Rainbow offers these kids and their families the opportunity to establish friendships and have fun.
National Cancer Survivor's Day takes place each year in June and is a day set aside to honor those that have survived or are surviving the battle with cancer.
Grant Thornton raised the funds needed to help provide the Camp Rainbow kids with the experience. In addition, 25 members of the Grant Thornton team came out to support the event as volunteers.
In 2009, Grant Thornton's Phoenix office launched Grant Thornton Community Awareness & Responsibility Expressed by Service – or G.T. C.A.R.E.S. Through G.T. C.A.R.E.S., their people contribute time, money and experience to local organizations, charities, universities and associations like the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and their Camp Rainbow program. Other organizations that have recently benefitted from the G.T. C.A.R.E.S. program include the UMOM New Day Centers, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Homeward Bound, Breast Cancer Network of Strength and the United Way.