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Catching Up with Camera for a Cure

Camera For A Cure was created by Timmy Walsh at the age of five, with his first show/sale at the age of six.
Timmy Walsh and his Camera For A Cure will be hosted by The Workshop/Crow Designs Studio, 334 Adams Ave., as part of the June 6 First Friday Scranton. 

All proceeds from this show/sale will benefit the Lung Cancer Alliance.  With lung cancer being the number one cancer killer and the least funded per death, Walsh is an avid supporter and advocator of lung cancer.
Saturday, June 7, brings the Children's Advocacy Center's 2nd Annual Carnival at Carl Von Luger Steak and Seafood, 301 North Washington Ave., Scranton from 12:00-5:00. Walsh will be on hand helping with the activities and supporting the CAC while taking photos throughout the event.

The Children's Advocacy Center was developed through the Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office in 1998. At present, it serves Lackawanna and eight surrounding counties.

The center is located on the Community Medical Center campus, 1710 Mulberry Street, Scranton.  A second location, geared directly towards teens, recently opened and is actively supporting teens afflicted by child abuse/neglect.
At the CAC, a multidisciplinary approach is used in the evaluation and investigation of abuse. They collaborate with each Counties District Attorney's Office, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement and Mental Health. The goal of the CAC is to prevent further trauma to victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect by providing professional services in one location. This allows for one interview of the victim to be done, thereby lessening the confusion associated with multiple reporting. All medical exams (unless victim is in hospital emergency room) and interviews are done at The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC).
CACNEPA is a 501c3 organization; donations and contributions are tax deductible. 
Camera For A Cure was created by Timmy Walsh at the age of five, with his first show/sale at the age of six.  Understanding the severity and the lack of funding for lung cancer after his aunt was diagnosed with stage 3A, Walsh knew that he had to do something to help.  Walsh created CFAC and has been raising funds for nonprofit organizations and illness stricken families since 2008.  Now, at the age of 11, he continues his quest to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer.  Walsh is an Olyphant/Dalton resident, attends Wyoming Seminary Lower School and is a Boy Scout with Troop 21 out of Dickson City. 
To learn more about CFAC, log onto www.cameraforacure.com. To learn more about The Children's Advocacy center, log onto www.cacnepa.org. To learn more about the Lung Cancer Alliance, log onto www.lungcanceralliance.org.
(Information from Sheila McDonough)
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