For the millions of children affected by cancer, life for them and their families is nothing close to typical. Every year, the Sporting Life 10K raises money in support of Camp Oochigeas to try to give these amazing kids an opportunity to enjoy the years of their childhood that cancer has taken away. Michelle Connolly knows first-hand just how much Camp Ooch can benefit the quality of life through her daughter Lauren, who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma just over a year ago.
Connolly credits the camp as being responsible for bringing the fun back into her daughter’s life, allowing her to once again live the care-free life of a child. When explaining exactly why she will proudly participate in the race this year, Michelle wrote on her fundraising page: “Camp Ooch was, and continues to be, right beside her through 14 cycles of chemo, spine surgery and rehab… If these kids can take on cancer, the least we can do is run 10K.”
Read the rest of Michelle and Lauren’s story by the Toronto Star “thestar.com”: