Camp for kids with cancer goes on despite fire

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Despite a fire that damaged its longtime home and the loss of a major sponsor, a central Kansas camp is still providing hope for children with cancer.

The aptly-named Camp Hope is offering its services again this week on the Barton Community College campus in Great Bend.

The camp was forced to move from Camp Aldrich in Barton County after it was destroyed by fire in April. The camp also found new sponsors after the American Cancer Society chose last year to use its funds elsewhere.

The Hutchinson Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1ni30l3 ) the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation sponsored the camp this year. Kwik Shop raised more than $46,000, Barton Community College donated resources, and other organizations helped put the camp back together.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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