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Event will help kids with cancer go to camp

Camp UKANDU invites the community to its first "Breakfast Around the Campfire" fundraiser from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Oregon Zoo.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will send 125 kids ages 8-18 living with cancer to a week-long stay at Camp Collins, a YMCA camp in Gresham.

Formerly sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the camp is now in its 28th year and operates as its own organization. Children and teens attend for free, with donations from the camp's staff and donors.

Camp activities include art, horseback riding, swimming, archery, field games, a climbing wall and campfire. There also are special themed days, such as Mustache Monday, Tutu Tuesday and Wig Wednesday, and a themed dance.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 individually and $1,000 for table sponsorship. To register for Breakfast Around the Campfire, visit https://campukandu.ejoinme.org/?tabid=538721.

To learn more about Camp UKANDU, visit campukandu.org.

Chamber to host panel discussion on workforce development

The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will hold its annual Economic Summit from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham.

Theme for the summit is “Thriving Workforce, Thriving Economy, Thriving Communities,” and will focus discussion on the roles of education, major employers and the partnerships necessary to create and retain a vibrant workforce. Panel speakers will represent the education and economic development sectors.

Keynote speaker will be Heidi DeLaubenfels, vice president of communications, strategic planning and brand and business services with McKinstry.

Tickets are $70 for members, $95 for future members or $600 for a corporate table.

For more information or to register, call the chamber at 503-661-1131.

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