A local foundation presented a check to Camp Quality on Sunday.

A local foundation presented a check to Camp Quality on Sunday.
"We gave them a $5,000 donation," said Cathy Cooley, co-founder of the Christopher Foundation.

History of the        Christopher Foundation
The foundation was named after Cathy and Tim Cooley's son, Christopher Cooley who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at 3 1/2 years of age. Following his diagnosis he went through several major surgeries, many, many rounds of chemotherapy, along with radiation and a stem cell transplant on March 1, 1995. He stayed in remission for 19 months before he relapsed in October 1997. He went through a variety of chemotherapy treatments, painful antibody treatments, tumor vaccine treatment, surgeries and radiation. Christopher died on Feb. 4, 2001, at the age of 9.
Christopher even was a camper at Camp Quality when he had cancer.
"We have been giving them a donation for 15 or 16 years," said Cooley. "We cook dinner for everyone on the opening night of camp. It is always so much fun to see them getting there for the first day of camp, they are so excited."
Kristen Patterson, executive co-director at Camp Quality remembered Christopher.
"I went to camp with him," she said. "Him and I took treatments together. He will for always be a friend. He has a special place in my heart."
Cooley said she and the foundation is pleased to help.
"We are just so pleased that we are able to be a part of Camp Quality every year," Cooley said.