Fundraise for Campfire Circle

campers outside at camp with volunteer

Help deliver healing through happiness to kids with cancer or serious illness and their families.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer or serious illness, it impacts the whole family. Kids miss out on simple childhood joys, household incomes are often cut in half as caregivers take on the full-time responsibility of caring for a sick child, and families struggle to make time for special experiences.

When you fundraise for Campfire Circle you are supporting in-hospital, community and overnight camp programs that create opportunities for children to build friendships and social skills, develop self-confidence and resiliency, and improve their overall well-being. Through play-based experiences, you are helping empower kids to take back their childhood, regardless of their medical diagnosis.

With your support, we can continue to offer our programs at no cost to families and grow our circle of care to provide additional play-based experiences across all four paediatric hospitals, and improve our medically supported and accessible overnight camps so that every eligible child can benefit from our innovative and impactful programs.

Thank you for helping to build a world where children thrive and families heal.

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.

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?

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When you raise a minimum of $300 online by 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2024 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, 2024.

Run For Free FAQs

How will I receive my reimbursement?2023-11-06T21:39:37+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 2024. 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.

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

Contact: 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 12) 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.

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

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