FAQs

About CIBC Run for the Cure

What is the CIBC Run for the Cure?

The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.

When is the CIBC Run for the Cure?

The event takes place on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Where is the CIBC Run for the Cure?

The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place in 56 locations across Canada. Find a location in your area and register today.

Who organizes the CIBC Run for the Cure?

The CIBC Run for the Cure is organized and executed by staff and volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society. The generous support of volunteers helps to keep costs down, which directs more money to the Canadian Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research and health promotion initiatives.

Do I have to run?

No. The CIBC Run for the Cure prides itself on its broad accessibility. As a family oriented event, adults and children of all ages are invited to run or walk at their nearest Run location. We welcome those with mobility aides to connect with their Run site contact for more information on the route, terrain and any specific accessibility concerns you have. You can find their contact information on your Run location webpage.

If running or walking isn't for you, you could walk your dog, go for a bike ride or do yoga on Run Day in your own community. You would still register as a participant, but would have the flexibility to do your own thing.

If I walk on Run day do I have to sign up as a participant?

Yes, in order to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure, you must register as an adult or youth participant. Find your nearest Run location and sign up today!.

If I invite others to join me the day of the Run, do they have to pay to participate?

We encourage anyone who wants to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure to register as a participant online or on Run day.

What happens if I don’t reach my commitment?

If you don’t fundraise a minimum of $150, you will be asked to donate the personal minimum donation of $45, which is tax receiptable.

If you are having difficulty reaching your fundraising goal, please contact your local Fundraising Coordinator who can support you in your fundraising efforts. You can find their contact information on your Run location page.

Where does the money raised at the CIBC Run for the Cure go?

The Canadian Cancer Society invests the funds raised into breast cancer research, support services, health education and advocacy programs. Over the past 20 years, CCS and the former CBCF have invested over $360 million in breast cancer research; funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. With the help of our donors, we hope to reduce the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, reduce mortality for those who develop the disease, and improve the quality of life for those affected

Is the Canadian Cancer Society a registered charity?

Yes. The Society’s charitable number is 118829803 RR 0001. When you donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, you will receive a tax receipt.

How do I learn more about becoming a sponsor of the CIBC Run for the Cure?

For more information about national sponsorship opportunities, or to sell merchandise on Run day, please call 1-888-939-3333 or email connect@cancer.ca.

Can I fundraise by going door-to-door?

The Canadian Cancer Society only engages in door-to-door canvassing during Daffodil Month in April. CCS does not encourage CIBC Run for the Cure participants to solicit funds for the Run by door-to-door canvassing.


ADVISORY RE: DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING

In our experience, some individuals elect to canvass neighbours in their communities as part of their fundraising efforts for events like the CIBC Run for the Cure.

If you are approached by a canvasser who states that he or she is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, please follow this advice:

  • If you know and trust the canvasser and you want to make a donation, please donate by giving the canvasser a cheque made out to the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. Do not give cash.
  • If a canvasser is unknown to you and you want to support the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, please visit CCS's website at www.cancer.ca for donation options.
  • If you are suspicious of a canvasser, please take note of his or her appearance and contact your local police department.

Will my information be shared or traded with anyone?

No. The Canadian Cancer Society will not share your information with any outside agencies/organizations or individuals without prior consent or, if the disclosure is permitted or required by law. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

What if my community is not listed?

If we don’t have an official Run location in your community, you can still be part of the CIBC Run for the Cure by registering, fundraising, and running or walking in your own community on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Or, if running isn’t for you, why not walk your dog, go for a bike ride, do yoga, or even stay home and make a big dinner for your loved ones? Whatever your passion may be, you can recruit friends and family to join you in supporting the cause and making a difference.

You will still be eligible for tax receipts, fundraising rewards and a Run t-shirt!