Hunt for Hope benefits children battling chronic illness


By Raymond Mo

The A Kid Again volunteer club at Carmel High School recently conducted the Hunt For Hope, in which high school students and families competed to find QR codes scattered around Clay Terrace in the least amount of time.

The event was a fundraiser and outreach for Indiana’s chapter of A Kid Again, a nonprofit dedicated to providing kids and their families with year-round adventures to look forward to amidst the day-to-day grind of doctor’s visits and dealing with chronic illness.

Club President Caroline Joliet said creating the experiences for children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses is an opportunity for them to remember what life is really about.

“I’ve been able to talk to a lot of our families, and just even thinking about their schedules as far as doctor’s visits is exhausting,” Joliet said. “To be able to give them a break to just enjoy being a kid is just a really incredible and awesome thing to be a part of.”

Joliet said she wants to grow the event in future years.

“We built some really awesome connections to do this again next year and keep building the event,” Joliet said. “Hopefully, it’s eventually one of the biggest events in Carmel.”

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