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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:54 am | Updated: 8:33 am, Wed Feb 26, 2014.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, the lives of their families are affected as well, but an area camp is helping the children of cancer patients by giving them the gift of camp.

Each summer Camp Kesem through Florida State University provides the children of cancer patients with a free week of summer camp. Children ages 6-16 can attend the camp and this year the camp is being held August 3-8.

LEFT VIDEO - Today, February 26, Shannon Fries and Heather Ravner joined us on ABC 27 WTXL Sunrise to talk about how the camp provides children a chance to get away from home and to just be kids.

Since the camp is providing a free service to these children it is up to the community to help fund the campers. An upcoming event, "Make the Magic", will allow community members to give to the camp through a dinner and silent auction.

The event takes place Friday, February 28, with doors opening at 7pm in the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium.

For more information about the Camp and the upcoming fundraiser you can call (850)-778-1125 or visit

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