A Burlington County Resident Changing Lives for Young Cancer Patients is the Next Subject of NJ PBS’s 21 Digital Film Series

August 5, 2022—NEWARK, NJ — NJ PBS announced that a change-making Burlington County resident, Kasey Massa, is the newest subject of the digital film series, 21, streaming at MyNJPBS.org/21.

Produced by NJ PBS’s NJ Spotlight News team, the 21 digital film series investigates life in New Jersey and whether where you live affects how you live through the stories of change-making residents in each Garden State county. The short documentaries, six to 10 minutes, are accompanied online by snapshots that provide statistics, resources and other essential information for each county.

In the new episode Burlington County, viewers meet Massa, a native of Moorestown, NJ, who uses what she learned through her own cancer diagnosis and recovery to give back to families in the community.  Each summer, she and approximately 150 volunteers run Camp No Worries in her hometown, providing a space where 100 children facing the diagnosis of cancer and their siblings can just be kids and the “c” word does not exist for a few days. Families do not pay to attend the camp, which runs exclusively on donations.

“We don’t want any child to ever experience a lack of opportunity based on financial needs, transportation needs. This is all our community believing in the need and strength of camp. They’re not a patient. They’re not a sibling. They’re not a bereaved sibling. They’re kids. And they’re campers,” says Massa in the film.

“Where I live has had an overall impact on how I live,” she adds, “because I know how fortunate both I am and how fortunate my family is to live in such a close-knit community. I want other children to have those same opportunities no matter where they’re from in New Jersey.”

To gain more insight into Massa’s life and the camp, watch her interview on NJ PBS’s weeknight newscast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, tonight, August 5 at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on NJ PBS (check local listings). News segments are available online at NJSpotlightnews.org.

The 21 series has captured stories and statistics from AtlanticBergen, CamdenCape MayEssexOcean and Passaic counties on its way to a line-up of all 21 in New Jersey. A community engagement component is also being planned to stimulate conversation about life in the Garden State.

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Kasey Massa from Burlington County is featured in the NJ PBS digital series, 21