Sick Kids

Marathon Sick Children's Fund

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Online Application


The Marathon Sick Children's Fund was established by a group of caring citizens in 1989. Our mandate is to assist with travel costs to secure medical treatment for the families of sick children in Marathon and District who are experiencing financial hardship.

We have provided over $545,000 in assistance to families to help in offsetting medical travel costs since our inception. We endeavour to keep our operating costs to a minimum; as we are a totally volunteer driven organization our expenses are usually kept to less than $400 annually.

In order to raise this significant amount, the residents, business community, and organizations of Marathon and District have shown over and over again their caring and generous nature. On behalf of all the families that have benefited from this generosity, thank you!

We want to especially thank the Marathon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police for running their Sick Children's Golf Tournament, which has raised in excess of $153,000 over the past 30 years, for which we are extremely grateful!

As well, we express our sincere gratitude to our many other sustaining individual and corporate donors, including the staff groups of several businesses and organizations, for their continuing generosity. We also gratefully acknowledge the in-memoriam donations that several families have designated in the past few years. This thoughtfulness in such a challenging time is certainly valued.

A big thank-you goes to Joseph Newing for his volunteer time on this site and for the donation of the web hosting!

Applications for assistance can be made by clicking on the "Online Application" button above.

Anyone wishing to make donations to the fund can access our Canada Helps page at the link below, or can mail a cheque to:

Marathon Sick Children's Fund
c/o P.O. Box 375
Marathon, ON
P0T 2E0

Charitable donation receipts for income tax purposes will be provided.