Camp Kesem ~ The youth of today making a difference ~ Jared Moon

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Jared Moon is the son of one of our residents in Canyon Creek. He is in the Biomedical Engineering Class of 2020 at UT in Austin. He was top student of McCombs Summer Institute in 2017.

Jared is excited to be one of the many wonderful counselors this upcoming summer for UT's Camp Kesem where kids, whose parents are affected by cancer, can attend in the summer for FREE. One of his friends, a former Canyon Creek neighbor, attended this camp prior to the passing of his mom.

Jared can use our help to raise money for these kids attending the camp and hopes you will consider helping him. Any donation is much appreciated, and if you would like to contribute you can access Jared’s donation page at:

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Jared will proudly tell you in his own words why he chose Camp Kesem:

“At the same age in which the most pressing matter in my life would have been something so light-hearted and frivolous as who’s my favorite baseball player, there are children watching the people who raise them confront the formidable reality of cancer. After becoming acquainted with Camp Kesem and its mission, how could I not help? My reason for joining was simple, to help other amazing college students provide an opportunity for these kids to express themselves in a fun, inclusive, and genuine summer camp environment for FREE.

A parent's cancer provides a sobering reality that I believe has the potential to be perilous to the development of a child which inspires me towards the direction of Camp Kesem so that I can be that pillar that stands strong for these kids so that they can keep their heads up high through a parent's cancer and beyond. Camp Kesem provides me the opportunity to do just that, and my friend Max Williams' testimony can attest to it.”

To learn more about Jared here are some activities he is involved with:

1) Global Medical Training which sends college students abroad for medical mission trips to assist physicians in running rural clinics in underserved areas

2) VP Finance/Student Engineering Council Representative for the Biomedical Engineering Society which brings in lecturers, hosts engineering case/design competitions, and provides many other opportunities for students in biomedical engineering

3) Pre-Health Committee Alpha Epsilon Delta a pre-health honors society that tries to foster a strong pre-health community and to provide professional opportunities to its members

4) Camp Kesem Counselor

5) Diller Lab Research Assistant; study the effects of thermal stimulation on human thermoregulation and blood flow throughout body

We don’t hear enough of the good things our young adults are involved in. Many are finding passion in contributing in ways that make a difference for so many. In turn, what a tremendous feeling of pride and sense of accomplishment these young people are experiencing in serving others.

I had the pleasure of handling the sale of Jared’s family home last year in Canyon Creek when they moved to another home within the community. So many families in Canyon Creek are raising their children to be responsible, caring adults, the education starts at home. Kudos to Jared! A person’s true character is revealed not by what they say…character is revealed in a person’s actions.

“To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say.” Rene Descartes (French Philosopher and Scientist)

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Not just thinking but doing beyond his own wants/needs to help children who need it most is admirable and hope he finds many ways to raise funds for this worthy cause.

Feb 07, 2018 04:37 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Dorie. Jared is to be commended for his commitment. Canyon Creek should be proud to have him. Enjoy yuour day!

Feb 07, 2018 04:46 AM #2
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dorie Dillard 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day. 

Feb 07, 2018 05:10 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Dorie.  Jared looks like an outstanding young man.  I hope he will be successful in raising some funds and I know he will be successful in the life ahead.

Feb 07, 2018 05:35 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much for telling us about Jared Moon and Camp Kesem.

Feb 07, 2018 06:15 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What an amazing young man!  The world certainly needs more people like Jared and he sounds like someone that I would enjoy being around.  I try my best to surround myself with loving and caring people.

Feb 07, 2018 06:17 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

What a great place and such a nice young man Dorie Dillard 

Feb 07, 2018 08:10 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. There is a camp in the Albany area like this one. Great post.

Feb 07, 2018 08:23 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - Jared is one of those exceptional young people who will be heard from many more times in the future.  He is making a difference.

Feb 07, 2018 10:24 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie this is a wonderful work.  Cancer is a devastation disease, and impacts lives in many ways.

Feb 07, 2018 04:23 PM #10
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

He sounds like a very selfless, others-oriented young man. It warms my heart to know there are those like him out there. Thank you for sharing. 

Feb 07, 2018 07:34 PM #11
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

what a wonderful shout out to Jared Moon - clearly a young man with great values! 

Feb 08, 2018 06:01 AM #12
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