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What is the event date?
September 7, 2024
What is the mailing address for the event?
For physical cheques and donation forms, please send to:
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Mail
P.O. Box 247, Stn A Etobicoke, ON, M9C 4V3
For courier deliveries, please ship to our office:
c/o The Walk to Conquer Cancer, 700 University Ave.
4th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z5
What should I pack on event day?
- Identification (government ID + health card)
- Cash, credit card
- Comfortable clothing
- Sweater/sweatshirt, change of socks
- Sunscreen and hat/bandana
- Reusable water bottle
- Raingear (weather permitting)
Can unregistered walk participants come to the routes or event sites?
For safety reasons, anyone walking the route must be registered. However, a separate waiting area for family and friends allows them access to join Walkers for the last 100m of the Walk to cross the finish line together.
Is there a minimum fundraising amount to participate?
Yes, the minimum is $1,500.
Why is there a minimum fundraising requirement?
The fundraising minimum is put in place as a bold but achievable goal to help raise funds for life-saving cancer research at The Princess Margaret. This minimum ensures that Walkers make the biggest impact possible. You can see the real impact of your fundraising dollars in our 2023 Impact Report.
How do donations like mine make a difference?
The funds raised through Walk to Conquer Cancer directly support over 1,300 researchers and scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. To see how donations like yours support breakthroughs in cancer research and care, please read our 2023 Impact Report.
Can participants on a team combine funds so that their total average meets the requirement?
Yes, we will continue to offer team-based fundraising to participate. If the total raised by your team equals $1,500 per person or more, you can all walk together. For example, if you are a team of 10, as long as your team has raised $15,000 together, you can all participate. However, fundraising incentives will only be offered to those who individually earn them.
If I don’t meet the minimum, can I still participate?
We want all participants there with us, so there are options in place for those who have not raised the minimum by September 9, 2023.
- Participants can commit to a delayed self-pledge during online check-in. By committing, you agree to pay the remainder of the fundraising goal if it is not met within 60 days.
- Participants can participate virtually instead, no minimum required. Simply contact our Walk Support Team and they will be happy to update your route choice in the system.
Can I withdraw from the event?
Yes, you can cancel your participation. However, our hope is that by registering, you commit to meeting the fundraising minimum. In case of cancellation, donations received by that date are non-refundable. The registration fee is neither refundable nor transferrable.
What are ambassador levels?
We will have three ambassador levels this year.
For more information on ambassador levels, check back soon!
Can I make or receive donations offline/via traditional mail?
Yes, you can mail in a cheque donation. We do not accept cash via mail.
Each donation must come with a completed Individual or Team Offline Donation Form that has the Participant ID of the participant you are sponsoring. Please make sure to mail both items to the following address:
610 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9
Can I make or receive cash donations?
Yes, but instead of mailing cash, write a cheque. We don’t want it to get lost in the mail. Instead, write a cheque for the donation amount and mail it in with a completed Offline Donation Form.
Any credit card donations must come from the card owner. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I make or receive donations via wire transfer?
Yes. Please email us at email@example.com for support.
How do you keep information (like my credit card number) safe?
We make every effort to protect your personal information. The software we use for registrations and donations on our website uses industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Credit card information is never stored in our database or our software provider's database.
How does the website help participants receive donations quickly and securely?
The website allows participants to access their own personal webpage where they can receive donations instantly thanks to a secured hyperlink.
How much money raised goes towards the cause?
The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy suggests a 50% return as an acceptable guideline for events of this size. However, Walk strives to return a minimum of 70%.
All budgets and financials are approved by the Board of Directors of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The most recent annual report can be found at: thepmcf.ca
Do gifts of stock count toward my fundraising total?
Yes, you can find all the info you need on gifts of stocks & securities here, as well as submission forms for gifts of stock in both Canadian and US dollars. Alternatively, you can email us for support at: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance
How do people donate to my page in US funds?
After clicking ‘Donate’ next to your name, the option to donate in US funds will appear and take the donor to our US donations page.
I accidentally donated to a team instead of a participant. How do I fix this?
Contact email@example.com to request an adjustment. We understand errors happen and want to ensure each participant receives their contributions correctly.
Is there a fee to register for the Walk?
Yes. Whether participating in-person or virtually, registration fees are required and non-refundable. These fees help cover administrative and operational costs for the event.
What is the minimum age requirement to register?
Parental consent and supervision on route is required for those who are under the age of 16.
I’m a team captain. How do I register my team?
When you register, select ‘Register and Create a New Team’, you can then click the ‘Join Team’ button and share the link with your teammates.
Can I defer my registration to next year?
Registration fees and donations cannot be deferred to the following year.
What kind of support do Walkers have access to once registered?
From the moment they register, Walkers will have access to a full support system. Friendly Walk Coaches are available to guide participants with fundraising tips, training advice, and support every step of the way.
- Stops with hydration fuel and washroom facilities enroute
- First Aid Station/ kits