Savannah, Jennifer and Annabel Davidson welcome volunteers at Play for the Day.

Camp Sweeney hosted their 10th annual Play for the Day race and festival Monday at Lake Highlands North Park, with proceeds supporting the camp for children with Type 1 diabetes. The event included a 5K race, family fun run and Kid Zone with games and prizes.

You may view my photos here.

Kids who attend Camp Sweeney spend three weeks learning to care for themselves and manage a new life of blood tests, insulin injections and carbohydrate calculations. They learn to eat healthy foods, exercise safely and speak a new medical language with the help of doctors and trained camp counselors. Mostly, though, they meet new friends and have fun in the sun.

If you’d like to support Camp Sweeney, you may donate here.