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Roberts Joins Cancer Camp

The physical site may be rustic, but The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Web presence has just been upgraded.

The 14-year-old camp, founded by actor and Westport resident Paul Newman, on Tuesday unveiled an updated Web site that includes virtual tours of more than 12 hot spots, from cabin interiors to the horse barn to the memory garden.

The organization’s Web site, http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/, offers visitors a chance to move around the camp, viewing 360-degree photos of various spots.

Web Solutions Inc. of Meriden developed and partially funded the new site; Simsbury-based Image Bubble donated the photography and Internet Pictures Corp. donated the imaging technology.

The New Haven-based foundation that supports the camp, which provides a chance for children with blood diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, to experience the outdoors at no cost, also announced the addition of three new board members, including Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts.

In addition to Roberts, who has, according to the foundation, been a camp volunteer and fund-raiser for many years, the board now includes Dr. Richard D. Kayne and Mortimer B. Zuckerman.

Kayne practices endocrinology and internal medicine in Cheshire; one of his children attended the camp.

Zuckerman’s business activities include the positions of chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News and World Report. He also serves as a trustee of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute.

The Ashford camp is home to more than 1,000 children each summer.

Pam Dawkins, Connecticut Post