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08/16/16 1:59pm
SHARON DONNO PHOTO  The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus Monday.

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The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus Monday.

It’s”Shark Week” at Camp Adventure, where more than 150 campers and as many staffers have gathered to celebrate a respite from doctors, hospitals and medical tests that has informed the young campers’ lives since they were diagnosed with cancer. (more…)

11/05/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Camp Adventure CEO Melissa Firmes-Ray during her recent month-long stay at Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. She’s now home, waiting for a phone call that a life-giving stem cell donor has been found.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Camp Adventure CEO Melissa Firmes-Ray during her recent month-long stay at Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. She’s now home, waiting for a phone call that a life-giving stem cell donor has been found.

Irony.

That’s how some are characterizing the reality that a woman who has volunteered more than 20 years of her life to running a Shelter Island camp for children with cancer and their siblings has herself been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. (more…)