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For participating in Sporting Life 10k Virtual Run

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For our 2nd year running the Sporting Life 10k, we have asked some very special friends to join Team Lara to help raise funds for one of Lara’s very dearest of places, Camp Oochigeas. Since her diagnosis at age 2, Camp Ooch has come to mean so much to our whole family. This year the Sporting Life 10k has gone “virtual” as kids and families affected by childhood cancer still need the magic of camp experience in these unprecedented times. These kids’ lives were turned upside down before this pandemic began, and their isolation has only deepened now. In spite of everything, kids still have cancer—and those kids still need our help. So friends, we will be running the 10k in May and recording our activities on Strava. With so many facing financial pressure, rest assured that even small amounts like $5 or $10 are most welcome. Here's a link to Lara singing with her Ooch friends for this year's 10k. Thanks for helping.


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 08 Paula Devonshire $27.41
May 02 Sheila Pin Have a great run!!! xo Sheila $54.24
May 02 Mark Scherzer I see Lara has already reached her goal, so I wanted to send you a pledge to get close to yours. Go Aran!! Hugs, Uncle Mark $100.00
May 02 Emily Berg Go Team Go! And way to go Lara! ❤ Undisclosed amount
May 02 Penelope Buitenhuis $43.50
May 01 Katyann Davidson $81.08
May 01 Martin Scherzer An important run of your life. Pay back time makes the difference. $300.00
May 01 Liz and Sandro So proud of you Lara! $250.00
Apr 29 Miguel Libedinsky $54.24
Apr 29 Yan Yan I am Yan Yan. I donate this $100 to support the runner Professor Graham Sanders, as his previous student $107.91