Fitness Swellness: Donate to Camp Ooch (and I will run, run, run in the Sporting Life 10k)

April 24, 2014

Nike Free Flyknit spring 2014

On May 11, 2014, I will put on some running shoes and race the Sporting Life 10k, and while you may not be running it, why not donate to Camp Oochigeas through sponsoring me–and it’ll be like you’re running it, too, for a good cause!

Camp Ooch is a camp experience for children affected by childhood cancer. It’s been around since 1983 helping kids focus on being kids and having fun (at no cost to the families)–and it’s the only residential camp in Ontario to offer on-site IV chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

This  year, as part of the Nike Canada media team, I’m running the race (my third Sporting Life 10k) to help raise funds to send a child with cancer to Camp Oochigeas. The only reason I haven’t run the #SL10k more often is because it’s usually very close to a longer distance race that I’ve committed to, like that Toronto Marathon, which I am running again this year.

But as I did two years ago, I’m running this race one week after marathon. Is this a smart running choice? Maybe not. But the Sporting Life 10k is a fun race and for a great cause!

Maybe run the race yourself (the last time I checked, the race is not sold out yet!) — we can high-five at the finish line! Or, if you haven’t been running at all and don’t feel up to race 10k, then sponsor me! All donations greatly appreciated.

(Those wicked runners above are the new Nike Free Flyknit 4.0, which I won’t be wearing for my  marathon or the SL10k race — you shouldn’t wear anything brand new that you haven’t had a chance to run several times in for a race (you never know if it’ll cause chafing or blisters and when you’re in the middle of a race is not when you want to discover that it does!), but I’ll be testing them out after the Sporting Life 10k.)

— Karen xo

P.S. And, don’t forget, sponsor me, pretty please?


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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Camp Oochigeas  |  April 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Thanks for your support Karen. On behalf of the kids and families we serve we hope you enjoy the run! We look forward to seeing you at the finish line!

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