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  • Camp Smile-A-Mile (SAM) is a non-profit organization in Alabama for children who have or have had cancer. Year round programs are provided for the campers and their family at no cost. Camp SAM’s headquarters are located two blocks behind Children’s Hospital at 1510 5th Avenue South in Birmingham. However, the permanent campsite facility is called Children’s Harbor which is located on beautiful Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama. Children’s Harbor graciously donates the use of the campsite facility for us to use. Before Camp SAM, children with cancer in Alabama couldn’t go to overnight camp because of chemotherapy or other medical treatments. Now, children with cancer can attend camp while receiving the medical care they need. More than 400 children participate in Camp SAM annually.