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Cameron Can event raises more than $90K

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:32 p.m. CDT
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Patrick Elwood, WGN reporter and Camp Rock master of ceremonies, talks with 2014 grant recipient Adam Backus at the Camp Rocks benefit in Chicago on Thursday night.
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2012 Cameron Can Foundation grant recipient Maureen Stathopoulos, center, with her parents, Chris and Mollie, at the Camp Rocks benefit in Chicago on Thursday night.
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2014 grant recipient Adam Backus, right center, along with his parents Michelle and Brian and his brother Henry at the Camp Rocks benefit in Chicago on Thursday night.
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Cameron Can Foundation founders (from left) Rory and Matt Dominick, with their children Connor and Cameron, and Master of Ceremonies for the event, Patrick Elwood, a reporter for WGN, at the Camp Rocks benefit in Chicago on Thursday night.

RIVERSIDE – Started by Riverside resident Rory Dominick, the Cameron Can Foundation works with families who have children with longterm medical needs, but may not be eligible for charitable financial support or government assistance.

On Thursday, the group hosted their fourth annual Camp Rocks benefit at the Montgomery Club in Chicago and netted more than $90,000 (with donations still coming in) to help families.

This year’s Camp Rocks benefit helps Adam Backus of Riverside and his family, as well as YMCA Camp Independence – a pioneering program for children with spina bifida that Adam attended, and the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation.

Camp-themed with s’mores and hot dogs, organizers said the successful event also featured plenty of fun.

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