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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. 

Today, we are as committed as ever to ensuring safe, healthy and inspiring events in 2020. As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we want to reassure you that while we continue our planning, we do so with an abundance of caution, closely following the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our University Health Network (UHN) guidelines. 

As the situation evolves, we may need to modify some aspects of Journey to Conquer Cancer for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters and we ask for your patience as we determine the form those modifications, if any, may take. As of today Journey Mississauga (May 10th), Journey Vaughan (May 31st) and Journey Toronto (June 21st) remain unchanged.  

One thing that will not change is our commitment to Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime and as always we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.   
 

What is The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation doing to combat COVID-19 at Journey to Conquer Cancer? 

The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, staff and volunteers is the utmost concern for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. We are exercising an abundance of caution when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are regularly monitoring the situation and following the World Health Organization (WHO), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our own University Health Network (UHN) guidelines with regards to mass gatherings and protocol for combatting coronavirus including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.  

As a reminder: 

- Regularly wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more & make use of hand sanitizer when available.  
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.  
- If you're feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical attention should you need it. 
 

Is the Journey to Conquer Cancer cancelled? 

At this time, the Journey to Conquer Cancer is still proceeding as planned. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is taking every precaution to ensure we are adhering to all guidelines from WHO, PHAC and our own UHN. Our fundraisers, and the support from participants, donors and sponsors, are critical to continuing our groundbreaking cancer research and care so we can fund our fight to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime. 

 As a reminder if you are considering attending an event: 

- Regularly wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more & make use of hand sanitizer when available.  
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.  
- If you're feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical attention should you need it. 

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.  
 

What will you do if the government institutes a mass ban on public gatherings? 

We are continuing to closely monitor updates and will provide additional information if and when guidance is issued from the government.   
 

How will we find out if the Journey to Conquer Cancer has been impacted? 

We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels should there be any impact to Journey to Conquer Cancer due to COVID-19.  We appreciate your patience and continued support. 


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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