“Camera for a Cure” founder receives donation from area business


Jackie Ruddy, at left, with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate, Dunmore,  presented Camera For A Cure founder Timmy Walsh, right, with a donation after a social media campaign.

Timmy Walsh will be donating the funds raised to the Children’s Advocacy Center NEPA. Camera For A Cure was created by Timmy Walsh at the age of five, with his first show/sale at the age of six.  Understanding the severity and the lack of funding for lung cancer after his aunt was diagnosed with stage 3A lung cancer, Walsh knew that he had to do something to help.

Walsh created CFAC and has been raising funds for nonprofit organizations and illness stricken families since 2008.  He sells his original photographs, donating the funds raised to other nonprofit organizations. His main organization is Lung Cancer Alliance. He has advocated on Capitol Hill numerous times and advocates locally, as well. He is a regular fixture at First Friday Scranton.

Now, at the age of 14, he continues his quest to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer.  Walsh is an Olyphant/Dalton resident, attends Susquehanna Prep, and is an Eagle Scout with North Scranton Troop 57.