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IMPORTANT PMCF EVENT UPDATE

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we know these are uncertain times. At The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, our fundraising events are crucial to funding the fight against cancer. 

At Journey to Conquer Cancer the health and safety of our participants, sponsors, staff and volunteers is our primary concern. As such, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all Journey events in Mississauga, Vaughan and Toronto. We are diligently working to try and move all events to the fall and will follow up with details in the coming weeks.

For those interested in doing a virtual run or walk, we will continue to provide those opportunities as well, enabling participants to fundraise and complete the distance they signed up for within their own neighbourhoods. One thing that will not change is our commitment to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime and as always we thank you for partnering with us in this mission. 

Is the Journey to Conquer Cancer cancelled? 
At this time, we are diligently working to try and move all the Journey to Conquer Cancer events to the fall. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is taking every precaution to ensure we are adhering to all guidelines from WHO, PHAC, the City of Toronto, and our own UHN. Our fundraisers, and the support from participants, donors and sponsors, are critical to continuing our ground-breaking cancer research and care so we can fund our fight to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime. 

Can I still continue to fundraise for the Journey to Conquer Cancer? 

Of course! We encourage you to continue fundraising to help fund our fight to conquer cancer. Your support is vital in helping us fund world-leading cancer research and care at The Princess Margaret.
  
We also have a new fund option you can choose to put your donations towards: Conquer COVID for Cancer fund. We recognize that the ever-changing Coronavirus crisis has significantly impacted all of us and you may be looking for ways to offer your support. Conquer COVID for Cancer offers an opportunity to fundraise and support cancer patients and frontline staff in three key areas: 

- life-enhancing technology,
- accelerated research and clinical trials,
​- urgent resources for frontline staff


You can visit www.thepmcf.ca/covid for more information on this exciting initiative, which will support the needs of cancer patients and frontline staff right now, while ensuring we are collectively better prepared for the future.


How will we find out when the Journey to Conquer Cancer has new dates?
We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels once we finalize the new dates for Journey to Conquer Cancer in Mississauga, Vaughan and Toronto. We appreciate your patience and continued support. 

What happens to the funds I’ve raised if I can’t make it to one of the new dates?
As you know, fundraising is vital to helping fund the fight against cancer. Our experience is that if someone is unable to take part in an event, their supporters will understand that the money they donated will still continue to fund vital cancer research and care at The Princess Margaret. For this reason, funds donated would be utilized this year toward your fund area of choice.

Where can I learn more about the virtual walk being held?
Head to our registration page for more details on how to join us virtually. We want to enable participants to fundraise and complete the distance they signed up for within their own neighbourhood. Stay tuned for more updates via e-mail, social media and on our website. 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Take a look at the most popular questions we get asked.  If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact us at: 

runorwalk@thepmcf.caor at our Run or Walk Hotline: 416-946-6584 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).

 

Q: Where does the money from The Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk go?
A:  Each participant can decide what area they would like to support with their donations.  We have over 108 areas of cancer research, patient care and programs available to support through the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  Plus if you don’t see the one area you are looking for on the list, simply email us at runorwalk@thepmcf.ca, or give us a call at our Run or Walk Hotline: 416-946-6584 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday), and we’ll add it for you.
Q: Why do you need to keep raising money for cancer research? Millions have been spent on cancer research and yet we haven’t found a cure?
Q: How do I donate online?
Q: How do you keep information (like my credit card number) safe?
Q: How do I donate by mail?
Q: Can I receive cash donations? Do I mail in the cash?
Q: What is the Participant Centre and how do I use it?
Q: How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
Q: Who can take part in The Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk?
Q: How much do I need to raise to participate in The Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk?
Q: Is this a sanctioned 5K run?
Q: Do I have to actually run?
Q: Can I ride my bike or inline skates?
Q: Will I be allowed to bring my dog?
Q: Can people with baby strollers and wheelchairs participate?
Q: How do I get to the race?
Q: Where do I park?
Q: When do I pick up my race kit?
Q: Will there be Baggage Check?
Q: Will there be water?
Q: Will there be washrooms on site?

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