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For participating in Sporting Life 10k Virtual Run

Our story

Maddy is the strongest person I know. At fifteen months old, she was diagnosed with ATRT, a rare childhood brain cancer. It's an aggressive cancer that until recently had a very low survival rate, but that's starting to change. Somehow, Maddy keeps fighting. It hasn't been easy, but she's powered through some very difficult rounds of chemo, three stem cell transplants, and countless transfusions, hospital admissions, sleepless nights, etc. Camp Ooch at SickKids has meant a lot to her, her sister and her whole family, which is why we're running.


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 power 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 1,800 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!

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 03 Heidi Bjerkan Better late than never...well done on the run and congratulations on a great result for a fantastic cause! $107.91
May 30 The Bakers $77.99
May 29 Marie C $54.24
May 28 Yuliya Boublikova Congratulations on the successful run, Kim! $54.24
May 12 Brennan Clark $54.24
May 12 Colin McCune Undisclosed amount
May 11 Aaron Leighton $50.00
May 11 Vanessa Logan Undisclosed amount
May 11 The Tuers $54.24
May 11 Elaine Undisclosed amount