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Cancer Society Cancels Kids’ Camps

The American Cancer Society has quietly decided to stop funding its popular summer camps for children fighting the disease and college scholarships for young survivors, according to documents obtained by the Palm Beach Post.

The decision is meeting pushback from some of those who raise money for the projects, but ACS says it wants to focus its resources on ways to lengthen lives and maybe find a cure.

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