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Help Paul raise money

For participating in Sporting Life 10k Virtual Run

Help me raise money to send kids with cancer to #CampOoch through the #SL10K

My Story…

begins at Sick Kids Hospital shortly after my son, Jack, was diagnosed with Leukemia. The seriousness of the situation weighed heavily on me and by extension Jack was feeling quite low. Not only was he sick but removed from family and friends and struggling to get used to the new routine of doctors questions, tests and chemotherapy. One evening we welcomed some new visitors to his room - Camp Ooch volunteers! We immediately noticed an energy and attitude missing during his ordeal. They treated Jack not as a patient but as a kid and before long he was joining in various activities, singalongs and proudly sporting his Camp Ooch braid around the hospital. His friends from this wonderful organization have been with him every step of his recover from cancer and continues to be near and dear to his heart. It is for this reason our family runs in the Sporting Life 10K each year as both a way to thank them and to ensure they can continue to work their magic with others!


Kids affected by childhood cancer still need the chance to just be kids!

A diagnosis of childhood cancer is a big, scary, sudden swerve in the road, changing life in an instant. 

For affected families, it can feel like everything is about cancer. Simple, childhood joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams are left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school.

For over 35 years, Camp Ooch has offered a different path–the healing powers of fun, friendship and self-confidence, and the joy of kids getting to just be kids! 

Often referred to as the social cure for cancer, Ooch provides programming at an overnight camp in Muskoka, at SickKids in Toronto, in specialized paediatric centres and in communities across Ontario. Camp Ooch is the only overnight camp in Canada to offer onsite IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions. 

Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that relies exclusively on the generous support of fundraisers, corporate donors and individuals, like you.

Ooch changes the lives of over 1,900 kids affected by childhood cancer every year. However, almost 80% of kids with cancer in Ontario don’t have access to the wonders of camp. You can help change that.

Cancer changes a child's life.  So does Camp.  And so can you.

We still run for Ooch!


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 29 Paul Lynch Donation through Benevity Online Giving $25.00
Jun 30 Paul Lynch Donation through Benevity Online Giving $25.00
Jun 01 Paul Lynch Donation through Benevity Online Giving $25.00
May 29 Invesco Canada Ltd. $300.00
May 15 Anonymous $425.00
Apr 29 Paul Lynch $500.00
Apr 28 Paul Lynch $25.00
Apr 21 CI Investments Undisclosed amount
Apr 08 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Apr 07 Picton Mahoney Asset Management Undisclosed amount