By Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

CLAFLIN, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has donated $20,000 to help pay for a camp for children with cancer in central Kansas.

The Great Bend Tribune ( ) reports that the weeklong getaway, called Camp Hope, has traditionally been held at a camp near Claflin that was damaged in an April 2014 fire. Some of the items that are used during Camp Hope were burned during the fire at Camp Aldrich.

Nancy Wiebe, of the Barton Foundation, says the money will help pay to replace the destroyed items and to add new enhancements to serve the children.

The Camp Aldrich Dining and Events Center is scheduled to be reopened to the public this April. Improvements include medical facilities for Camp Hope participants.

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