• Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 7:30 am EST

  • Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 7:30 am EST




Fundraise for Campfire Circle

two campers at pool

Childhood cancer or a serious illness changes a child’s life. Simple joys, such as birthday parties, friendships and sports are replaced by medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school. A family’s emotional and financial resources are exhausted.

Fundraising for Sporting Life 10K ensures much-needed funds deliver critical camp-inspired programs that bring joy and laughter to kids and families during their most challenging times, at no cost to them.

With more than a 1,000 kids diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic, the need is greater now more than ever! You are providing kids with programs in-hospital, at local community events, and at overnight camp that help to improve their overall wellbeing, build self-confidence and resiliency, and provide connection and friendships with others who are on similar journeys.

You are making life-changing experiences possible, and surround families with care and compassion when it’s needed most.

Start Fundraising For Campfire Circle Today!

  1. Click the START FUNDRAISING BUTTON to create your personal fundraising page.
  2. Ask for support from friends, family, and colleagues by sharing your fundraising page by email.
  3. Share your efforts through your social networks! Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are just some of the ways to let your network know about this incredible cause! Be sure to tag and follow @CampfireCircle_ on Twitter and @campfirecircleorg on Facebook and Instagram.
Start Fundraising
Donate to a Participant

Raise $300 and Run For Free!

By raising a minimum of $300, you are not only providing kids and families with more camp-inspired experiences, but you are also able to have your registration fee reimbursed.*

What does $300 provide?

symbolic giving

When you raise a minimum of $300 online by 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2023 you are eligible to have your Sporting Life 10K registration fee reimbursed*

*In order to qualify, the $300 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
*The registration reimbursement does not include HST, shipping or processing fees.
*All reimbursements will be issued no later than September 30, 2023.

Run For Free FAQs

How will I receive my reimbursement?2022-11-10T22:08:21+00:00

Instructions on how to receive your reimbursement will be emailed to the address you provided when you registered, after the Sporting Life 10K in June 2023. You must respond to this email in order to receive your reimbursement or tax receipt.

Can I opt out of receiving my registration fee reimbursement and donate it back to Campfire Circle?2022-11-10T22:08:08+00:00

Absolutely! Campfire Circle incurs the cost of your registration as our way of saying thank you for your commitment to raising critical funds for kids and families affected by childhood cancer.

By opting out of receiving a refund, you will receive a gift-in-kind donation tax receipt for the value of your base registration fee and make a meaningful difference in the life of a child.

Want to add more fun to your Sporting Life 10K?

Start a #SportingLife10K team and join a dynamic community of passionate runners who believe kids and families affected by childhood cancer or a serious illness deserve the chance to heal through happiness.

Next, start raising funds by asking your friends, family and peers to donate. Together you will make an even bigger impact!

For more information, or if you registered as an individual but want to be added to an existing team, please contact Campfire Circle.

Register as a team
Team Toolkit
Social Media Resources

Fundraising Resources:

Interested in signing up as a Corporate Fundraising Team? Click here

Contact: sl10k@campfirecircle.org or 1-888-464-6624 ext. 403 today to start your Team!

Tips and Ideas: Reach your Sporting Life 10K Fundraising Goals


Your supporters want to see why you run for Campfire Circle!


Reach out to your friends, family and co-workers to support your Sporting Life 10K fundraising efforts. Remember to include a link to your personal fundraising page and share why you run for Campfire Circle.


Set a goal for yourself (consider completing a 10K ten times as you train for May 14) and ask that your network make a small donation per kilometer you complete.


Matching gifts from your place of employment can often double or triple your team’s fundraising, giving you an advantage in the Corporate Challenge, and of course, you’ll be helping reach more kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illnesses.


Set up a jar in a communal office area or at home where everyone can contribute their loose change. You will be surprised how quickly the dollars add up!


Encourage friends and family to donate to your Sporting Life 10K fundraising efforts in lieu of giving gifts.


Do some spring cleaning and set up a yard sale. All proceeds can go directly towards your Sporting Life 10K fundraising.


Whether it’s making bracelets or cookies, think of a hobby or interest and turn it into a product that can be sold.


Text 10 friends asking each for $30 to help you reach your next $300!

Offline Donations

Mail cheques to:

Campfire Circle
Attn: Sporting Life 10K
464 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6

Please make cheques payable to Campfire Circle and indicate the donation is for the Sporting Life 10K. Include your full name and team name on your package.

Download Offline Pledge Form

What to do with cash and cheques received from your supporters?

If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to you personally (NOT to Campfire Circle), follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away and email a tax receipt to your supporter:

  1. Go to your personal fundraising page and hit your ‘Donate Now’ button
  2. Enter the $ amount from a specific donor and in the Billing Information section enter your donor’s information (their name, address, email, phone), NOT YOURS
  3. Enter in YOUR credit card number

Once the payment is processed, the charge will be made to your credit card BUT it will be your supporter who receives the emailed tax receipt for the amount they donated

Share Your Fundraising Progress!






Go to Top