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Fri., Aug. 23, 2013, 9:19 a.m.

Local groups to save cancer camp


Thalon Hansen, 10, right, of Spokane, struggles to beat Courtney Anderson, 11, of Spokane, in the race to blow a rubber duck the length of a trough Friday morning at Camp Goodtimes in Post Falls. 
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Thalon Hansen, 10, right, of Spokane, struggles to beat Courtney Anderson, 11, of Spokane, in the race to blow a rubber duck the length of a trough Friday morning at Camp Goodtimes in Post Falls. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Thalon Hansen, 10, right, of Spokane, struggles to beat Courtney Anderson, 11, of Spokane, in the race to blow a rubber duck the length of a trough Friday morning at Camp Goodtimes in Post Falls. 2005 file photo.

Area groups are teaming up to save Camp Goodtimes.

The American Cancer Society earlier this year said it needed to direct funds toward its key mission of cancer research rather than fund such camps for kids with cancer, including the one along the Spokane River at Ross Point Bible Camp in Post Falls.

Following the announcement, a group of local individuals and organizations have teamed up to ensure that camp will continue for local children fighting cancer in 2014 and beyond.

The groups include: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Coaches vs. Cancer (Mark and Marcy Few) and other community leaders. The monetary commitments, services and contributions will go a long way toward ensuring that the local camp will continue. More here. Cda Press

What do you think about the AMC directing funds toward cancer research and away from camps for kids with cancer?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.