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Breast Cancer Awareness: Bravehearts camps help survivors laugh, bond

Female survivors of all kinds of cancers make new friends at Bravehearts. Co-founder Karen Haag is the second woman from the right in this photo from last weekend’s camp in Lake Luzerne. (Karen Haag)
Female survivors of all kinds of cancers make new friends at Bravehearts. Co-founder Karen Haag is the second woman from the right in this photo from last weekend’s camp in Lake Luzerne. (Karen Haag)
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Cancer isn’t fun. But when cancer survivors go to a Bravehearts camp, the theme is “girls just want to have fun,” just like the Cyndi Lauper song. Female campers dance, party, kayak and fly through the air on a zipline. And if they feel like it, they share their cancer stories with the women they meet. “Challenge and adventure help empower women, but fun, friendship and laughter are important,” said Karen Haag, a breast cancer ...


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