Jimmy Carter to participate in Memphis home-building project

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Posted: Oct 31, 2015 6:02 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter will participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on Monday in Memphis after the cancellation of an international project featuring the former president.

The Atlanta-based charity announced the one-day project on Saturday. Carter previously planned to volunteer during a weeklong build in Nepal after getting approval from doctors treating his cancer.

Habitat officials canceled that trip in early October, citing supply shortages and civil unrest in the region.

Carter revealed in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer and that it had spread to his brain. He received radiation treatment and immune-boosting drugs to fight the illness. Carter has remained active during the treatment, including several public appearances.

The 91-year-old Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have spent a week annually volunteering with the home-building charity since 1984.