City of Toronto issued the following announcement on June 14.
This morning, an ambulance delivered a load of craft and music supplies and two automated external defibrillators to Toronto's Camp Ooch by representatives of Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU) Local 416. The donation, valued at over $6,000, was received by a group of employees from the camp's Bathurst Street location.
"Camp Ooch reaches 1,500 kids affected by childhood cancer and their families every year – in hospitals, day camps and events in communities across Ontario, and at a newly expanded overnight camp in Muskoka. We deliver programming year-round so that kids with cancer can have fun, make friends and just be kids!” said Alex Robertson, CEO of Camp Ooch.
Eddie Mariconda, President of TCEU Local 416 said, "Toronto's paramedics see the need in the community every day as they care for children with life-threatening medical conditions. It is great to know we can help kids with cancer have fun at camp.”
"I lead this drive every year for the children," said paramedic John Flengas. They are heroes and deserve to have fun at camp. It is a pleasure for me and my colleagues to work together to help brighten a child's day."
This is the second year Toronto Paramedic Services has worked with TCEU Local 416 to raise funds and donations of craft and musical equipment for Camp Ooch. In total, more than $10,000 in donations have been made to the camp.
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