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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.

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.

When Joy Lindsay was diagnosed with bi-lateral breast cancer in Oct 2010, she wanted two things more than anything else: to be able to drive ad to be able to keep working. Joy has been an employee at Harsco for 25 years and is currently the Corporate Communications Administrative Assistant there.

(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.

“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.“

(Lancaster) -- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Now that summer's around the corner, it's especially important to take care of the body's largest organ when venturing outside. But many people, including African-Americans and Latinos, don't protect their skin against the sun because they don't think they're at risk of getting skin cancer.

Uplifting Athletes is a non-profit organization that raises money for the research of rare diseases. It all began in 2003 when former Penn State football player Scott Shirley learned that his father was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which is considered a rare disease since fewer than 200,000 Americans are afflicted by it.

Aubrey Mennaugh and her best friend Carrie Myers are childhood cancer survivors. Although their friendship began before cancer, it grew stronger as they faced it together.  They still remain very close today.

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