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Officer Blyth won second place, earning $3,000 for camp benefitting kids with cancer

COURTESY PHOTO - Officer Cat Blyth grew close with a boy named Jack through the Children's Cancer Association's Chemopals program. When Jack passed away, Camp Millenium helped Blyth deal with his grief. Five more kids will get to attend Camp Millenium next year thanks to West Linn Police Officer Cat Blyth, the West Linn residents who voted for him and a generous anonymous donor.

Blyth has volunteered at Camp Millenium, a summer camp for kids with cancer and their families, the past two years and called it "life-altering" not just for the kids but for himself as well.

Blyth had entered the nationwide Why We Serve grant contest to raise money for Camp Millenium, hoping to win the $5,000 top prize in order to sponsor five more campers. Among video entrees from around the country Blyth's entree was good enough to earn a place as one of the 15 finalists, for which people across the country could vote.

Blyth's video took second place in the competition, which garnered over 58,000 votes.

After the winners were announced, an anonymous donor gave $2,000 to Blyth's charity organization, the LtP Foundation, making Blyth's goal of five more campers possible.


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