Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Help me make a difference for Kids with Cancer! (***Giveaway!***)


This May I will once again be running Toronto's infamous Sporting Life 10K to raise money for Camp Oochigeas.

Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

Every child deserves to experience the wonder of camp. After all, enjoying the outdoors and having fun are two integral parts of being a child.

This cause is close to my heart because last January, my good friend Erin's three-year-old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Nolan has had a difficult year, but continues to fight. Camp Ooch makes a difference in Nolan's life and we can help them make a difference in the lives of all Kids with Cancer.



We were the top fundraising team last year and with your help, we hope to have the same success this year!

If you would like to make a donation (no amount is too small), please visit my fundraising page.

Giveaway!

For each $1 donation, your name will be entered in a draw to win a shoebox filled with goodies. The contents will remain a surprise as I continue adding to the shoebox right up until the event date of May 2nd. A winner will be randomly selected at that time.

If you make a donation, please email me at sykes (dot} marlene (at) yahoo (dot) ca to secure your entry.

Thank you so much for your support!

27 comments:

Shannon said...

I've got the fundraising page marked and will let you know when I make a donation.

Would it be okay if I posted the link on my FB page and blog as well to try to get donations for you?

lindsay said...

dang i was trying hard to be first ;)

lindsay said...

i would like to confirm there will be m&m's in this box before i donate? ;)

lilmeg said...

Clever! Nice work!!! I might steal this idea if it's ok?

teacherwoman said...

Great idea to host a giveaway with donations! I will be making a donation and will let you know when I do so! Such a wonderful cause!

Morgan said...

Alright $10 for a 10k and 10 entries for me for junk food. If I win I request Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups please! :)

lindsay said...

well since there are m&m's maybe i will donate again... ;)

morgan showing me up with the "comment" i didn't know you could do that!

i wonder if this is considered USD or CAD?

ShutUpandRun said...

Just donated to this great cause. I'll email ya!

Kelly said...

What a great cause. My friend used to work at a camp like this and I know it's so great for the kids. I'm adding it to my "to do" list :)

Alicia said...

Great idea! I just emailed you with my donation info. Thanks for the opportunity to do some good this morning!

Erin said...

Thanks Marlene, you're awesome!!

RunKathyRun said...

What a great cuase; I am happy to help support you.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Seriously not sure how I could not enter, you have been such an amazing inspiration to me this year...um but please don't make it a box of sugar like everyone else is requesting I'd just have to give it back!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Locally we lost a very young lady to cancer. She fought for 16 months. She was blessed by the Make A Wish foundation. It is wonderful to see so many using their blogs to support wonderful causes! Thanks for giving back!

Denise said...

will you keep this donation link on your blog? no credit card on me right now but i'd like to donate. don't want to forget...

Lacey Nicole said...

very cool marlene!!!! i'm seconding denise's request that you keep the link on your front blog page so when i have my wallet i can go there easily :) also i love the xtra incentive with a giveaway (i love surprises!!!). i'm all about principles of behavior and reward systems and motivation :)

Heather said...

What a great race and cause.

Anne said...

Done! That is a great cause and you are one awesome woman Marlene.

destination262 said...

Sounds like a great cause Marlene. I will definitely be donating soon. Your box of goodies sounds too tempting! I will let you know once I have donated!

Hannah said...

Sweet Nolan - I'll be praying for him. I am running my marathons in honor of my cousin's little by who has Leukemia. Cancer is such a wretched thing. So proud of you for your fundraising efforts!

Rio said...

Kudos to you for running for a cause!

trialsoftraining said...

this is a great idea!! I'll be making a donation!

Meg said...

What a wonderful cause, I'll be donating too!

runnernic.com said...

What a great idea!!! :)

yumke said...

Hey, thanks for donating for the Harry's campaign, done the same for you. no need to add my name to the draw, other deserving bloggers should have a chance :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Great idea :-) I need to check it out!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Done! Just donated the $10 to get you to your goal! Congrats!