Susan loved it. I wanted her to only do seven days of overnight camp, but she insisted she was ready for 12 days. I was in tears when I got the video and pictures of all the stuff she got to do. She even got to go wakeboarding! And she was with kids like her, which she never really got to do before because she was isolated throughout her treatment.
Thank you for running for Ooch and all kids affected by childhood cancer! Funds raised through the Sporting Life 10k are a critical resource that help us deliver our mission of providing kids with cancer that they need most – the chance to be kids. Your support provides friendship, fun, laughter and joy to kids and families who need our support. Thank you to every participant who raises funds to give campers experiences that are often referred to as the social cure for cancer.
Alex Robertson - CEO Camp Oochigeas
Ooch is truly the silver lining of having cancer. When I started Camp as a nervous 11-year-old I never could have imagined what I would get to experience and accomplish, and all the friends I would make. I still don’t really feel that I can express in words what I feel for Camp Ooch. There is nowhere else that I feel as comfortable and happy. When I am at Camp I am filled with a complete joy that I could not experience anywhere else. Ooch has truly changed my life, shaped who I am and I don’t know where I would be today without it. I hope you understand what an incredible impact Camp Ooch has made on my life. It is such a powerful place.