SOURCE: Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation

Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation

November 15, 2010 09:30 ET

Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation Partners With Comfort Zone Camp, the Largest Bereavement Camp for Children in the Country

First-Ever Comfort Zone Camp Coming to Illinois, Giving Children of Murdered Parents Hope for a Brighter Future

COUNTRYSIDE, IL--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) -  The Sheilah A. Doyle (SAD) Foundation has partnered with Comfort Zone Camp to provide Illinois children, whose parent or legal guardian was a victim of murder, with grief counseling in a camp setting. By bringing Comfort Zone Camp to Illinois, the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation will allow Comfort Zone Camp to establish a presence in a fifth US state; an accomplishment both organizations are excited to achieve. 

Founded in September 2009, the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation honors Sheilah A. Doyle, a 40-year-old nurse, wife, and mother of three, who dedicated her life to helping others. Sheilah was murdered in July of 1993. Sheilah's son and founder of the SAD Foundation Kevin Doyle says, "My sisters and I want to be positive role models to other children whose parent or legal guardian was the victim of murder; our story can help children to know that they are not alone."

The partnership between the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation and Comfort Zone Camp means reaching more children to bring hope to them. Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation will fund the camp 100% which will include a weekend for 60 (sixty) children and 85 (eighty-five) volunteers. The camp will allow children ages 7-17 to create a strong emotional bond with other children because of the similar cause of death and give them tools to support them through the healing process.

This particular Comfort Zone Camp will be held during the fall of 2011. A camp located in the south suburbs of Chicago is being considered. An exact date and location for the camp will be announced soon. The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation is looking for children and volunteers to attend the camp as well as donations to fund it.

About The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation
The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to children ages 7-17 whose parent or legal guardian was the victim of murder. Through the foundation's partnership with Comfort Zone Camp and their college scholarship program, they believe they can turn a child's tragedy into a brighter future. For more information on the Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation please visit www.sadfund.org or call 708-885-3900.

About Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children ages 7-17, and are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia. Learn more at www.comfortzonecamp.org.

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