Star Mountain’s Lauren Cooper, has been a supporter of The Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer in support of SickKids Foundation since its inception. The event raises money for cancer research, treatment and care. The Boat Rally is an exciting boating event that takes place in Muskoka, ON putting the fun in fundraising. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Boat Rally will go towards Camp Oochigeas which is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun enriching and magical experiences.
Cancer is the single most common cause of disease-related death in children and adolescents. Each year, there are nearly 1,400 new pediatric cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada. Cancer is no longer a death sentence thanks to advances in research, treatment and education, but an average of 250 children still succumb to this disease annually.
The Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer is helping to reduce the mortality rate of pediatric cancer to zero per cent.