About 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.

The event takes place on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place in 57 locations across Canada. Find a location

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 Canadian Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research and health promotion initiatives.

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 page.

If running or walking isn't for you, you could walk your dog, go for a bike ride or do yoga on October 6 in your own community. You would still register as a participant, but would have the flexibility to do your own thing. Just choose My Run. Any time. Any way. as your Run location.

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!

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

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.

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

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

For more information about national sponsorship opportunities, or to interact with participants on Run day, please call 1-888-939-3333 corporate@cancer.ca.

The Canadian Cancer Society in conjunction with the CIBC Run for the Cure does not canvass door-to-door. Nor, does CCS encourage volunteer participants to solicit funds 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, 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. Do not give cash.
  • If a canvasser is unknown to you and you want to support the Canadian Cancer Society, please visit the CCS 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.

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.

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, October 6, 2019. Choose My Run. Anywhere. Any way as your Run location when registering.

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!

Registration

Click here to recover your username and/or password, or contact Donor Services department at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-800-939-3333.

Yes, you can register offline by downloading a participation form from your Run site page or, by requesting a participation form at your nearest CIBC branch (forms are available in July). Or, you can register on Run day.

Yes, you can. We encourage you to use the same username and password from the last time you participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure.

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is continuing to make positive changes following our merger with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and over the past six months, we have been working hard to consolidate our fundraising software to eliminate duplication so that we can redirect the funds we’re saving to our mission.

As a result of the consolidation, you might notice some changes to your online profile at cibcrunforthecure.com. If you had a profile in both systems your username has been updated to include “_1” at the end, which helps us to differentiate your new, Run account from your existing CCS account(s). This will not impact your password. Some participants may also need to re-upload their personal story to their fundraising page.

If you need any assistance with your username or personal story, or if you have questions, please contact us at connect@cancer.ca or 1-888-939-3333.

Teams

A fast and easy way to register a team is by registering online. Choose your Run location from our homepage drop down menu or by selecting "Find your Run" in the top navigation. Once you have selected your Run location, click on the Register button. From here you will be able to select the ‘Start a Team' option and proceed with the registration process.

Choose your Run location from our homepage drop down menu or by selecting “Find your Run” in the top navigation. Once you have selected your Run location, click on the Register button. From here you will be able to select either the ‘Join a Team’ or “Restart your Team’ option to join an existing team or you can restart a team from last year that you were a member of. Another option is to contact the team captain who can register you on the team.

Details regarding team t-shirt eligibility criteria can be found here. Your Run site Team Coordinator can provide you with the specific details concerning team t-shirt deadlines. Their contact information is available on your Run site page.

No. You can have as many or as few members as you would like to form a team. However, teams with fewer than 10 members will not receive t-shirts with your team’s name on the back. Instead they will receive regular event t-shirts.

Yes! Teams can register at anytime including on the day of the CIBC Run for the Cure. However, in order to receive team t-shirts, you will need to register your team of 10 or more by Thursday, September 19, 2019 to allow the Canadian Cancer Society enough time to print your team’s name on the back of the t-shirts.

Teams who register after September 19, 2019 will receive the regular event t-shirts.

Yes, anyone participating offline will qualify for team incentives provided they supply completed forms and have met one of the requirements of participation:

Adult

  • Adult Runner or Walker - Raise $150 or more
    I commit to fundraise $150 or more by October 6th (18 years old and over. Includes T-shirt)
  • Adult Runner or Walker - $45 (Early-bird Registration Deadlines: June 30 and August 31)
    I will make a donation of $45 (18 years old and over. Includes T-shirt.)

Youth

  • Youth Runner or Walker - Raise $60 or more
    I commit to fundraise $60 or more by October 6th (Under 18 years old. Includes T-shirt)
  • Youth Runner or Walker - $45 (Early-bird Registration Deadlines: June 30 and August 31)
    I will make a donation of $45 (Under 18 years old. Includes T-shirt)
  • o Youth Runner or Walker - Free
    (Under 18 years old. Does not include T-shirt)

Multi-site teams are teams that are registered in two (2) or more locations. Multi-site teams must also register in one of the five categories (Corporate, Friends and Family, School, Women’s, or Post-Secondary Challenge).

AAll multi-site teams are eligible for team t-shirts if they meet all of the criteria below:

  • Local teams must consist of least 10 (ten) members

Individual team members must have met one of the requirements of participation:

  • Made a minimum personal donation of $45 (Early bird registration deadlines: June 30 and August 31)
  • Fundraised a minimum of $150 towards their personal fundraising goal

Yes, any contribution made to the CIBC Run for the Cure is tax receiptable.

If a donor mistakenly donates to your team and would like to transfer the donation to an individual participant, the donor must contact our Donor Care department by October 31, 2019. After the October 31 date, team donations are non-transferable as the fundraising component of this program has closed.

CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE DONOR CARE
Tel.: 1-888-939-3333
E-mail: connect@cancer.ca
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.

T-shirt

Details regarding team t-shirt eligibility criteria can be found here. Your Run site Team Coordinator can provide you with the specific details concerning team t-shirt deadlines. Their contact information is available on your Run site page.

There are several documents you can use as proof of registration:

  • Registration email confirmation
  • Print your personal fundraising page online showing funds raised
  • Print your welcome page in your Fundraising Centre

T-shirts can be collected at designated pick-up locations prior to the CIBC Run for the Cure or, on Run day. You will need your participation and any donation forms, stamped by CIBC, at the time of pick-up. If you registered online you only need to present your proof of participation email confirmation.

If you are part of a team, your Team Captain will pick up your t-shirts prior to the event and distribute them to all team members.

Pick-up locations will be posted on your Run site page under the CIBC Run for the Cure t-shirt pick-up in August.

Team t-shirt pick up takes place the week before the CIBC Run for the Cure. To find the specific t-shirt pick-up date and location, visit your Run site page.

Fundraising Centre

Your Fundraising Centre contains customizable tools for emailing friends and family, tracking online donations, team status, and much, much more.

It is an online webpage that highlights an individual participant and their fundraising efforts. Participants are able to customize content and images on their Personal Fundraising page from the Fundraising Centre

Over the past six months, we have been working hard to consolidate our fundraising software to eliminate duplication so that we can redirect the funds we’re saving to our mission.

For all returning participants, you may notice the personal story section of your profile on cibcrunforthecure.com has been replaced with default text. This is a result of the consolidation and you will need to manually update your personal story if you choose to.

Yes. If you registered as a Returning Participant with your previous username, all of your donor information will be available under the email contact section of your Fundraising Centre.

If you are manually entering email addresses to your contact list, please do not separate the addresses using a colon (;). Kindly use a comma (,) to separate the addresses.
If the issue persists, please contact Donor Services department at connect@cancer.ca or 1-888-939-3333.

If your friends and family are not receiving emails sent from your Fundraising Centre, it's because they’ve opted out of receiving emails from the Canadian Cancer Society or the CIBC Run for the Cure.

No. Your privacy is important to CCS and therefore staff and volunteers cannot view or access your online information. Your information is confidential and is only accessible by entering your personal username and password, to which CCS does not have access.

Post-Secondary Challenge

Post-secondary institutions are defined as any Canadian university, college, or CEGEP. If you have a question regarding your school, please contact Donor Care at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333.
Anyone is eligible to participate in the PSC, including students, faculty, staff, friends, and/or family. In order to win the Post-Secondary Team Challenge Award (presented to the top fundraising PSC team at each location) you need to be registered as a PSC team type and be affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution. All winning teams are awarded with a plaque on Run day.
On www.cibcrunforthecure.com, sselect your Run site and choose either to create or join a team. After logging in as a Retuning or New participant, select your post-secondary institution from the Multi-Site Team Affiliation / Institution drop down menu.
A PSC award is presented to the top fundraising PSC team at each Run location. All winning teams are awarded with a plaque on Run day.
The Top Institution Award will be presented to the institution whose team(s) achieves the highest fundraising amount across Canada.
If your institution is not listed on the website please contact Donor Care department at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333.

Offline Donations

If you have registered online, we encourage you to download the pre-populated donation forms with your personal information from your Fundraising Centre.

If you’ve registered offline, you can download blank donation forms from your Run site page

Cash and cheque donations must be deposited at any CIBC banking centre and you must have your donation form stamped. DO NOT leave your form(s) at the CIBC branch, and please make copies of your forms for your records.

Bring your bank stamped form(s) to t-shirt pick-up, Run day, or mail them to:

Canadian Cancer Society
5826 South Street
Halifax, NS
B3H 1S6

If you did not take your cash or cheque donations to the bank, please bring the donations and forms with you on Run day.

Credit card donations can be processed online or by calling Donor Care at 1-888-939-3333. Please ensure that you are registered online before calling Donor Care to process a credit card donation.

No, CIBC does not process credit card donations.

In-person/offline donations (donations not paid online) will be officially counted as part of your fundraising when they are received by the Canadian Cancer Society. You can submit your in-person donations 2 ways:

Bring them to any CIBC branch. The money will be deposited into the account listed on your donation form and CIBC will stamp and return your form(s). You can submit your bank stamped forms on Run day for data entry, tax receipting, and Fundraising Rewards redemption purposes.

DO NOT leave your forms at the CIBC branch, and please make copies of your forms for your records.

  1. Mail your donations - (cheques are fine, but do not send cash in the mail). The mailing address is:

    Canadian Cancer Society
    5826 South St.
    Halifax, NS
    B3H 1S6

Online donations will be reflected automatically once a donation is made and completed.

Offline donations will be entered weekly starting the second week of October. Offline donations made through CIBC branch locations are processed once the bank stamped donation forms are received by the Canadian Cancer Society. Therefore, you must retain your forms from CIBC and submit it on Run or, mail it to Society:

Canadian Cancer Society
5826 South St.
Halifax, NS
B3H 1S6

Due to the number of participants partaking in the CIBC Run for the Cure across the country, this process could take until the end of January 2020 to process, depending on when your forms were submitted.

Absolutely. Donate online or at any CIBC branch across Canada. To make a donation at CIBC, record your name, address, and donation amount on a donation form. CIBC will accept your donation and a teller will stamp the form and return it to you (note: CIBC does not accept donations by credit card). To get a tax receipt, mail the stamped donation form to:

Canadian Cancer Society
5826 South St.
Halifax, NS
B3H 1S6

Yes. For more information on corporate donations options, please visit our Fundraising Tools page.

Follow the following six easy steps:

  1. Find the “CIBC Run for the Cure” project. You can find this under the ‘projects’ listing on the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) cause page or by using your search bar.
  2. Select “donate now”, then enter the donation amount and frequency (one-time or recurring donation). If you are supporting a Run participant’s personal fundraising it is recommended that you make a one-time donation to ensure reporting accuracy.
  3. Select the amount of information that you would like to share with CCS. Note- if you do not share this information your donation will remain anonymous.
  4. IMPORTANT — Select “Leave a comment” and include the participant’s name and the “Run” location they are attending. Note this is the most important part of your donation. If you do not leave a comment with this information, it will not be designated to the specific participant’s fundraising page. If donating to your personal fundraising page, you must enter your own name and “Run” location.
  5. Select your payment method and confirm your donation.
  6. Review and submit your donation.

Rewards

All participants in the CIBC Run for the Cure who individually raise $300 or more are eligible for the Fundraising Rewards program. See the Fundraising Rewards program for details on the levels and prizes.

We asked participants at registration if they wanted to receive the reward based on achieving the goal of $300, $1000 and $2500. This was a mandatory question. We will use the information from the registration completion to send out the rewards. All offline participants will receive rewards they qualify for.

Participants who raise at least $300 are required to have all fundraising dollars and forms received by Canadian Cancer Society by October 6, 2019 in order to qualify for the Fundraising Rewards program.

No. The Fundraising Reward level reached individually cannot be transferred to another participant.

No. Team fundraising totals are NOT eligible for Fundraising Rewards, and they do not count towards an individual’s fundraising total.

All donations for rewards must be submitted by midnight October 6, 2019.

The participant can contact Donor Care department at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333and advise of the change, but only if the reward has not been shipped.

The Participant must contact Donor Care at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333 so that they can correct the record.

Please contact Donor Care at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333 Please have your confirmation email handy and our representatives will be happy to assist you.

Depending on the location, it will take 3-6 weeks for delivery from the time the Fulfillment Centre receives the notification that a participant qualifies for a reward.

The participant should contact Donor Care at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333 arrange a new shipment.

All offline donations will be completed by January 2020.

Tax Receipt

If you donate online to a team, to yourself or another participant you will receive an electronic tax receipt within 24hrs. The Canadian Cancer Society will begin issuing tax receipts for offline donations following the CIBC Run for the Cure. They will be distributed no later than February 28, of the calendar year that follows the year of the donation. /p>

Please contact Donor Care at connect@cancer.ca or phone 1-888-939-3333.

Volunteer

Please click here for more information on how to become a CIBC Run for the Cure volunteer.

No, you do not require previous volunteer experience. However, it is recommended that people in Leadership roles do have previous CIBC Run for the Cure volunteer experience.

Each volunteer role has different time requirements in terms of shift lengths, training, and tasks being performed. Most shifts are 4 hours in length and take place on the day of the event. When you view a position description you will be able to see the length of the shift. Committee roles have a longer time commitment and it can vary. This will be described in the role description.

We encourage you to bring your friends!

All friends or group members must complete individual volunteer applications. If you want to volunteer side by side, simply sign up for the same position during the same shift time (provided multiple positions are available). Although we cannot guarantee that you will be matched with your friend or group, we can certainly try our best.

If you have any questions contact your local Run Volunteer Coordinator whose contact information is located under General Information on your Run site page

Yes, of course! After the event, you will be able to download a statement outlining your volunteer hours through the website.

Here’s how:

  1. Log into your volunteer profile at www.MyVolunteerPage.com
  2. Click on the Reports Tab
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Hours and Results Report or Detailed Hours Report section
  4. Change the date range to include the time frame you need
  5. Click View Report to see the report or “Export Report” to create a PDF version you can save and/or print
  6. If no hours appear and you did volunteer, please contact your Run location Volunteer Coordinator. The contact information for your Run location Volunteer Coordinator is located under General Information on your local site page. Volunteer coordinators will also sign any necessary forms onsite upon completion of the shift.

Volunteers must be 14 years and older in order to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society , unless accompanied by a parent. There are some positions with further age restrictions (18 or over) and this will be made clear in the position description. If you are under the age of 18 please obtain parental or legal guardian consent before completing the online application. Your parent or guardian must be present to electronically consent to the terms and conditions.

If you completed a paper (offline) volunteer form in the past, please contact your Run location Volunteer Coordinator to confirm whether you were entered into the system and had a username/password created for you. The contact information for your Run Volunteer Coordinator is located under General Information on your local Run location page.

click here to access your volunteer profile and enter your user name and password. Be sure to update your contact information so we can get in touch with you.

If you filled out an online application last year you do not need to do it again this year. Simply log into your volunteer profile with the user name and password you created. If you do not know what your login and password is please contact your local Run Volunteer Coordinator whose contact information is located under General Information on your local Run site page.

Click here to recover your username or password.

Please refrain from creating a second profile. If you need further assistance, contact your local Run Volunteer Coordinator. The contact information for your local Run Volunteer Coordinator is located under General Information on your local site page.

Click here to log into your volunteer profile to check your schedule. If you have not received confirmation of your position two weeks prior to the event date your local Run Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to help you. Their contact information is located under General Information on your local site page.

Please e-mail your local Run Volunteer Coordinator as soon as you know you are not able to make the shift. It is important to give the Volunteer Coordinator as much time as possible to fill the role with another volunteer. The contact information for your local Run Volunteer Coordinator is located under General Information on your local site page.