LOWER TOWNSHIP — An online fundraiser set up Thursday for a 25-year-old township police officer diagnosed with cancer has raised more than $32,000, exceeding its goal in less than a day.

The GoFundMe campaign, “Fighting Leukemia with Kenny Walker,” aims to offset medical bills not covered by insurance, as well as travel and other expenses for the officer and firearms instructor, who was taken from Cape Regional Medical Center to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for chemotherapy treatment.

The campaign’s original goal was $15,000.

Walker was diagnosed Feb. 11 with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood that rapidly progresses, police said in a news release. It can sometimes spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen and central nervous system.

Police asked the public to keep Walker and his family in their prayers.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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