This summer will mark my 8th year volunteering with CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch).
Whether virtual or in-person, Camp provides the friendships, community and space to kick start the healing process after a cancer diagnosis.
The magic of Camp is unparalleled - watching a kid cannonball into the pool, master the ropes course, or make a connection with a kid their own age, are memories I will always remember.
Thank you for supporting this incredible place, and its 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.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|May 07||Susan Gould||Undisclosed amount|
|May 02||Tara Stanton||$82.15|
|May 01||Beltline Buddy (Ashley)||$22.03|
|Apr 21||Helen Gould||$150.00|
|Apr 17||Anna Chiarella||$107.91|