In Memory of John Pasternak

Childhood cancer changes lives. So does camp. And so can you.

John was a generous and kind soul who always thought of others first. John spent decades supporting kids and parents affected by childhood cancer in many ways. Through his work withMore...

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Childhood cancer changes lives. So does camp. And so can you.

John was a generous and kind soul who always thought of others first.

John spent decades supporting kids and parents affected by childhood cancer in many ways. Through his work with OPACC (Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer) he helped hundreds of parents cope, and provide them with a supportive and loving network of families who understand. He was an advocate for childhood cancer and an advocate for camp. He supported the organization as a donor, fundraiser and has referred many camper families to our programs. John was a bereaved parent himself, and his kids Peter and Stefania spent years attending camp. They are both dedicated volunteers, along with John’s wife Maria. He will be greatly missed by his Campfire Circle families who all meant very much to him and his co-workers at Home Depot.

He treasured his time with his family and looked forward to long road trips and being together. John has left behind a legacy of support and giving to people in need. He was a kind and generous person who has left a positive mark on the cancer community.

We will miss him greatly.

CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formally Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) brings the gift of camp to kids affected by childhood cancer and their families.

Whether it’s in a hospital setting, in the community, online or at overnight camp, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE creates safe spaces for kids to be kids, so families can be families, at no cost to them.

CAMPFIRE CIRCLE is where curiosity and confidence, bravery and acceptance come to play, and healing through happiness is on the agenda every day, and in so many ways!

Please help bring healing through happiness to 1,500+ kids and their families throughout the year.

Thank you so much for your caring support!

Healing through happiness at CAMPFIRE CIRCLE

CAMPFIRE CIRCLE (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) has offered healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer since 1983. It’s where kids can be kids, and families can be families—engaging in camp-inspired community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. As a privately funded organization, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE makes thousands of life-changing experiences possible for Campers throughout the year, all across Ontario. Visit www.campfirecircle.org for more information or join the online community on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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