Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Help Support Camp Sundown, a Summer Night Program that Helps Children with the Rare Disorder xeroderma pigmentosum

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Country singer Brad Paisley and actress wife Kimberly showed continuing support by donating $10,000 to Camp Sundown, a summer night program that helps children with the rare disorder xeroderma pigmentosum, whose main symptoms include severe reactions to sunlight.

Country singer Brad Paisley and actress wife Kimberly showed continuing support by donating $10,000 to Camp Sundown, a summer night program run by the XP Society. Founded in 1995 by the parents of a child with the rare disorder xeroderma pigmentosum, whose main symptoms include severe reactions to sunlight, Camp Sundown has been an international haven for children suffering all light-sensitivity disorders and is run entirely on donations.

The Paisleys first contacted the XP Society founders Dan and Caren Mahar in 2004 after being touched by a news segment about the disorder. Since then, Camp Sundown has become one of the causes the Paisleys support. In addition to monetary donations, Kimberly Williams-Paisley produced and starred in an award-winning short film, SHADE, about a young woman living with XP.

In 2006, the Paisleys even visited the camp facility in Craryville, NY, surprising campers late at night after a concert Brad played in Bethel, NY. "They just showed up in a great big tour bus to hang out with our campers under the safety of the stars," stated Dan Mahar. "It was quite an amazing experience for us all."

For more information on Camp Sundown or the non-profit XP Society, please visit their website at http://www.xps.org

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