August 28, 2013 in City

Coaches Vs. Cancer raises funds to keep Camp Goodtimes open

Staff report

Coaches Vs. Cancer, in a fundraiser that included an appearance by comedian Dana Carvey last weekend, raised nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for cancer research and other programs for patients and families.

The organization posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that $238,000 of the $742,009 raised will go to keeping Camp Goodtimes open for children who have cancer and their siblings and friends. The American Cancer Society recently announced it would no longer fund such camps.

The money “will go towards ensuring the children affected by cancer in our region continue to have the opportunity to attend a summer camp free of charge in 2014 and beyond,” the post said.

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