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For participating in Sporting Life 10k Virtual Run

Our story

In 2012 we lost our beautiful daughter Stella to brain cancer and our lives changed forever. Please help us let the world know that Stella's fire still burns bright and that cancer did not extinguish her incredible spirit, unstoppable drive or her ability to find JOY in every day. By supporting our 10k walk, you will not only help us honour and remember Stella, you'll be making it possible for kids like Stella and her brothers and sister have the chance to experience the magic of camp!


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
May 10 Lindsay Knox $54.24
May 10 Shelby Boehm $107.91
May 09 David Bruner Undisclosed amount
May 09 Sheri & Katarina Hebdon Stella is always in our hearts. Happy to support your run! $43.50
May 09 Joanna Thiessen You are the greatest, Aims! We love you. Xo the Thiessen Fam $54.24
May 08 Heather Methven So proud!! $161.58
May 07 Marilyn Emery Go Aim! Go for our Stella and all children with cancer. We love you Mama $427.12
May 04 Marci Edwards $107.91
May 01 Kassandra Thomas Undisclosed amount
May 01 Nicole Pontes $22.03