Earlier this year, my 4 year old son, Benjamin, was diagnosed with a rare disease and type of cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). While always knowing about Camp Ooch (CAMPFIRE CIRCLE), these past few months have given me a new perspective on the amazing things CAMPFIRE CIRCLE does for children and families affected by childhood cancer. I'm excited to run the Sporting Life 10k and raise funds to support such an incredible organization, and in the name of my own little superhero: Benjamin the Brave.
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 17||Edan Dotan||$161.58|
|May 14||Chris Williams||$54.24|
|May 12||Dane Gilbert||$161.58|
|May 08||Sharon Chatelain||Undisclosed amount|
|May 05||Toby Rose & Les Klein||Undisclosed amount|
|May 04||Jon, Caitlin, Audrey, and Millie Hupka||$107.91|
|May 03||Andrea Sellon||$54.24|
|May 03||Andrew MacLeod||$161.58|