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Help SAMANTHA 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…

Life is never the same once this horrible disease affects you or someone you love. This year like many years in the past, I am running for my little brother who is a cancer survivor. In June 2016, we found out my little brother Maximass was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma - detected by a large brain tumor which spread throughout the other organs in his body. For him, this meant undergoing countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, most days spent as an in-patient at Sick Kids. During his time spent at Sick Kids he was in bed battling this illness but with the help of the volunteers at Camp Ooch, he was also able to feel like a "normal" kid. Camp Ooch allowed him to interact with other children who were also patients in hospital and also as an out-patient at the camp in Muskoka. Please help spread the love to Max & other children by supporting through joining our roster or by donating. A little goes a long way! Thank you, Sam XOXOX


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
Apr 28 Charlene Chu Donation through Benevity Online Giving $8.81
Feb 24 Charlene Chu $22.03