The American Cancer Society's Camp Can Do is a "fun fun fun and safe" place for kids who are facing cancer to enjoy summer activities.

Hershey, PA (June 18, 2012)- The Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania will hold a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Avenue in Hummelstown, PA, to celebrate the Lodge’s renovation and interior makeover project.

Lawrence Tyler and Carol Brown have been friends since high school but recently joined forces to create a photography business, Tyler Brown Photography, in York, PA. They do it all- weddings, parties, portraits. But, recently, they’ve created a special project about something that has touched both of their lives deeply: cancer.

“The neat thing about golf is that every day, even if playing the same course, you have unique challenges: different weather, wind terrain, the surroundings always changing.  You have to adapt your skills to meet the changing demand.  And the life lesson is that you have to be wiling to adapt your path in life to meet whatever challenges come your way.”  This is the philosophy of PGA golf pro, father and twenty plus year cancer survivor, Ben Witter.

We have all heard the startling numbers. Two thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese.

(Harrisburg) -- Surviving cancer is often times the most daunting challenge a person faces in life. While many people feel grateful or proud to have survived cancer, others feel guilty.

“I don’t need to go to the doctor.  I’m fine.”  Isn’t that the script we often hear from men about our health and our need for medical services?  And, this is the first hurdle to overcome when talking about men’s health issues.

“It used to be all about Thomas, all about me. Now, it’s about helping others now. I’m a part of God’s plan, not my plan.”

Why is it important to have a conversation about minorities and cancer?   Dr. Oralia Dominic of Penn State Hershey College of Medicine says, “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ you associate it with a death sentence. 20 or 30 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of hope. But today, in 2012, we are more advanced in what we know and the tools that are available to detect and, treat and prevent the disease.  My hopes for this conversation are that individuals are inspired and encouraged to take action and take control of their health.“

"Though a life has ended, it won't really end depending how person is celebrated and remembered." Emilio Parga, MA, is the Founder & Executive Director of The Solace Tree in Reno, Nevada, a grief and loss center for children, teens and families.

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