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For participating in 2022 Sporting Life 10K

My Story

This summer will mark my fifth year as a Campfire Circle (formerly Camp Ooch) volunteer! 

The weeks and weekends I get to spend up north at camp with children touched by childhood cancer are always my favourite memories of the year.

Whether it's canoeing on the lake, making a birdhouse in woodshop or trying to avoid touching a worm on the fishing dock, seeing kids who are able to just be kids for a bit is such an amazing experience.

Thank you for your continued support of this special place and these amazing campers!



Childhood cancer changes lives. So does camp. And so can you.

A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes life in an instant. For kids and families, it can suddenly feel like everything is about cancer. Simple childhood joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams being left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school. 


Whether it’s in a hospital setting, in the community, online or at overnight camp, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE* fills the void, creating safe spaces for kids to be kids, so families can be families, at no cost to them.


It’s where curiosity and confidence, bravery and acceptance come to play, and healing through happiness is on the agenda, every day, and in every way! Kids and families are never alone, because there’s always room for one more in the circle.


Your support of Sporting Life 10K ensures that CAMPFIRE CIRCLE’S programs continue to reach 1,700 kids and their families every year. Your gift will make life-changing experiences possible.

*Did you know that Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium merged in 2020, and that we have a new name? Announcing … CAMPFIRE CIRCLE! We aren’t changing what we do—we're just changing our name.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
May 02 Melody Khodaverdian Go Jess! $100.00
Apr 16 Emma Run like Jon Hamm is waiting for you in your bed ;) $54.24
Apr 16 Deb Thank you for your commitment to camp and the camp community. It makes a world of difference. Thank you for your friendship as well. $39.21
Apr 16 Mom and Dad Undisclosed amount
Apr 15 Kate and Sean Howes Keep up the great work Jess! $107.91
Apr 15 Billy & Hank MacInnis Go Auntie Jessie Go! $320.34
Apr 15 Jess Frutti $161.58
Apr 15 Kristin Philpot Keep up the great work! ❤️ Undisclosed amount
Apr 14 Abdul-Rehman Malik Best wishes as always! Undisclosed amount
Apr 14 Danielle Cerisano Influenced to donate by your constant pestering on Instagram. Jk! Such a good cause xo $107.91