Team Summer is an organization started by a teenage cancer patient to help other kids just like her cope with the difficulties of having the disease.
Right after 15-year-old Summer Dale was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, family friends ordered a batch of purple bracelets with “Team Summer” on them. The idea was to sell the bracelets for $5 each, with half the money raised going toward Summer’s medical bills, and the other half going into a pool of money to be donated any place of Summer’s choosing.
What happened next surprised everyone. Rather than donate the money to cancer research or to a children’s hospital, Summer had her own idea about what to do with the money. She wanted to use it to directly help other kids with cancer, to let them know they were in this together.