Contact Us

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope team is here to help.

For information about the Walk, contact:

Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate
Toll free: 1-877-413-7970 extension 236
jwiesblatt@ovariancanada.org

 For information on corporate sponsorships, contact:

Emilie Chiasson, Atlantic Regional Director
Toll free: 1-877-413-7970 extension 321
echiasson@ovariancanada.org​

 For media inquiries, contact:

Julie De Liberato, Marketing and Communications Manager
Toll free: 1-877-413-7970 extension 228
jdeliberato@ovariancanada.org


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How do I register as an individual participant?

It’s easy to register online:

  1. Visit the Register page
  2. Select your region or the Walk location you attended in the past. If none apply, select ‘Virtual’
  3. Select “Register as an individual”
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Follow the next steps as prompted, and you’re all set

You can also register by calling Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236. 

How do I register a team?

It’s easy to register a team online:

  1. Visit the Register page
  2. Select your region or the Walk location you attended in the past. If none apply, select ‘Virtual’
  3. Select “Start a new team”
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Follow the next steps as prompted, and you’re all set

You can also register by calling Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236. 

How do I bring back a team from a previous year?

Any previous team member can bring back a former team in a few simple steps:

  1. Visit the Register page
  2. Select your region or the Walk location you attended in the past. If none apply, select ‘Virtual’ (Note: If you were DIY in a past year, you would be Virtual this year) 
  3. Select “Bring back your former team”
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Sign in as a “Returning Supporter” using the information from last years login  
  6. Search the name of your former team and click "Bring team back"
  7. Follow the next steps as prompted, and you’re all set

Important Note: If you cannot locate your team, make sure you selected the same city/location as you previously registered and attended. If the location is no longer listed, or the name has changed, contact Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236 or info@ovariancanada.org

How do I join a team?

It’s easy to join a team online:

  1. Visit the Register page
  2. Select your region or Walk location you attended in the past. If none apply, select ‘Virtual’
  3. Select “Join a team”
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Enter the name of the team you’d like to join and click “Search”
  6. Click “Join”
  7. Follow the next steps as prompted, and you’re all set

Important Note: If you cannot locate the team you would like to join, make sure you select the same city/location as the team captain. For assistance, contact Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236 or info@ovariancanada.org.   

Can I register someone else as I am registering?

You sure can! As you complete your own registration for the Walk, select “Register another participant” before completing the registration. From there, you will be able to choose the registration type and enter the personal information for the other participant. Please note, the person(s) you are registering will be registered as a member of your team.

By entering the email address of the person(s) you are registering, they will receive access to a personal page and the Participant Centre. An email will be sent to the address provided to confirm their registration and will include all necessary information to sign into their Participant Centre.

You can also register another participant by calling Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236.

What if I do not live close to any of the Walk locations?

The 2021 Walk is virtual, which means you choose how and where you walk, in step with your community health guidelines, of course. Select the “virtual” option in the dropdown menu if the list of locations are not applicable to you.

Is there a registration fee?

To register, participants 18 years of age and over, will be asked for a minimum $20 donation and this will be put to work immediately to help women living with ovarian cancer, and others at risk for the disease, live fuller, better, longer lives. Your donation upon registering will be applied to your overall fundraising goal and be reflected in your Participant Centre. The minimum donation is tax deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt. Please note we cannot provide refunds for the donation. Upon registering, you will have the option to purchase a limited edition ‘Walk Kit’, including an exclusive Walk long-sleeve shirt, swag items, helpful tips and tricks to help you reach your goal and more! Show your solidarity with Teal Sisters across the country by ordering your own Walk Kit today.

*Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and participants aged 17 and under are not required to make the minimum donation at time of registration.

Will I receive a Walk Buff, T-Shirt or Hat this year?

New this year, you will have the option to purchase an all-new limited edition Walk Kit, including an exclusive Walk long-sleeve shirt, swag items, helpful tips and tricks to help you reach your goal and more! Show your solidarity with Teal Sisters across the country by ordering your own Walk Kit today. Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will still receive an exclusive teal t-shirt in honour of their journey, to wear in solidarity with one another.*

*Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will receive their 2021 Teal T-shirt at no additional cost.

Fundraising by signing in to the Participant Centre

What if I forgot my username or password?

You can retrieve your username or password by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Sign in Page
  2. Click “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password”
  3. Enter the email address you used to register and reset information will be sent to you right away. These messages occasionally end up in spam or junk mail folders, so please be sure to check.

If you require additional assistance, please call Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236.

What is the Participant Centre?

When you register for an event, you receive access to tools and resources to help you reach your fundraising goals. Your Participant Centre is the hub, where you can:

  • Customize your personal fundraising and team pages to inspire more support. Share your story and what the Walk means to you.
  • Use the “is there an email tool name” to send fundraising, recruitment and thank you emails. All it takes are a few easy clicks to import your email contacts! Set your personal and team fundraising goals and track your progress
  • Add cash and offline donations to your fundraising total

For more information and tips, check out the Participant Centre Tools section at the top of your Participant Centre.

How do I import my email contacts to my Participant Centre?

  1. Go to the “Email” tab
  2. Click “All Contacts”
  3. Click “Import Contacts”
  4. Select your email provider and click “Next”
  5. Follow the next steps as prompted, and you’re all set.

How do I send a fundraising email from my Participant Centre?

If you would prefer to use a pre-written email that includes...:

  1. Click the “Email” tab.
  2. Build your list of recipients. You can enter email addresses manually or select them from your existing contacts in the panel on the left-hand side.
  3. Click the dropdown “Use a Template”, and select a template from the variety of options.
  4. Customize the subject line and body of your message (optional)
  5. Decide if you would like to use a personalized greeting. It is recommended to add a personalized greeting for emails being sent to multiple addresses in your contacts. If you are manually entering the email address, do not select the personalized greeting option.

Note: If you choose to include the personalized greeting in your message, do not manually type in a greeting. (By manually typing in a greeting, the message will be duplicated with for example, a "Dear Pat" line followed immediately by a "Hey Pat" line.)

  1. Click “Preview and Send”

To create your own email:

  1. Click the “Email” tab
  2. Build your list of recipients. You can enter email addresses manually or select them from your existing contacts in the panel on the left-hand side.
  3. Click the drop down “Use a Template”, and select “Create your own message”
  4. Customize the subject line and body of your message
  5. Decide if you would like to use a personalized greeting. It is recommended to add a personalized greeting for emails being sent to multiple addresses in your contacts. If you are manually entering the email address, do not select the personalized greeting option.

Note: If you choose to include the personalized greeting in your message, do not manually type in a greeting. (By manually typing in a greeting, the message will be duplicated with for example, a "Dear Pat" line followed immediately by a "Hey Pat" line.)

  1. Click “Save a template” if you’d like to use this message again in the future.
  2. Click “Preview and Send”

How do I fundraise online?

Once you have registered, sign into your Participant Centre to gain access to plenty of tools and resources to help you reach your fundraising goal. The Participant Centre is where you can import your contacts and send emails, update your personal fundraising page or team page, add in a photo, share your story and much more!

Looking for more ideas on how to fundraise? Visit the Fundraising 101 section of your Participant Centre for fun and easy ways to build support and raise funds.

How do I update my fundraising goal?

  • When you login to your Participant Centre, scroll down until you see “Your Fundraising Progress”
  • Click the “Edit Goal” button
  • Enter your new goal and click “Save”

How do I add a profile photo to my Personal Fundraising Page?

  1. When you login to your Participant Centre, scroll down until you see “Personal Page” and continue to “Photos/Video”
  2. Click “Update Media”
  3. Add a photo or video from your computer
  4. Write a caption (optional)
  5. Click “Save/Upload.” Please note that only one photo/video can be uploaded.

How do I share my personal page on social media?

Social media is a great way to build excitement and get your network to join you or support your fundraising goals. . Follow the steps below to edit and copy the link to your personal page for sharing from your personal social media accounts.

  • Sign into your Participant Centre and scroll down until you see “Your Fundraising Progress” and “Personal Page”
  • Below “Personal Page” you will see “Personal Page URL”
  • Click “URL Settings” to delete the long URL and type in what you would like others to see when you share the link to your Personal Page. For example, add your name, then click “Save”
  • Once you’re happy with the new URL, click and highlight your Personal Page URL then copy your URL
  • Paste the URL into a post on your social media channels and share

How do I make changes to 'My Team’ page?

  1. When you login to your Participant Centre, scroll down until you see “Personal Page” and just above this, you will see “Me” and “My Team”
  2. Click “My Team”
  3. Add a message for your team if you are the Team Captain.
  4. Personalize your Team Fundraising Page by updating your fundraising goal, add a photo and edit your URL, just as you would a Personal Fundraising Page. See above questions and answers for more details. Managing donations
PARTICIPANT CENTRE

Managing donations

What should I do with the cash and cheques I collect?

You can mail your cheques and pledge forms to 205-145 Front Street East, Toronto ON M5A 1E3 Attn: Jesse Wiesblatt. Tax receipts for donations of $20 or more, will be mailed to you no later than February 28 of the following year. 

To enter your offline donations in your Participant Centre, beside ‘Personal Donations’ click “Add” and fill out the form. Please note that these donations will only count towards your grand total when they are received and verified by Ovarian Cancer Canada. 

How do I enter an offline donation?

Walk participants may receive cash and cheque donations in addition to online donations. Here are a few tips to manage these gifts:

  1. Sign into your Participant Centre, click the “Add” button beside ‘Personal Donations’ and enter all the available information. Donations entered here will be reflected on your Personal Fundraising Page to show your up-to-date fundraising success.
  2. Download and fill out the pledge form. On the pledge form, please clearly write the donors’ information and all required details. This information is required to ensure each of your donors receive a tax receipt.

Completed pledge form cheque donations can be mailed to the attention of Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, 205-145 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1E3. Please do not send cash in the mail as it can get lost.

Please note that tax receipts will be issued manually for offline gifts and mailed to donors. Funds generated from hosting an event are not eligible for a tax receipt due to regulations from the Canadian Revenue Agency.

Where can I find a printable pledge form?

You can find a printable pledge form here.

How can my company get involved with the Walk?

From sponsorship to corporate team building, the choice is yours. Ovarian Cancer Canada will work with you to customize an experience that matches your personal and business objectives.

 For more information, please visit our sponsorship page, or contact Emilie Chiasson at 1-877-413-7970 Ext. 321 or echiasson@ovariancanada.org

What is the difference between donating to a team and a team member?

There are two ways to donate to a team registered to the Walk. A donation can be made to a team member or directly to the team -both will count towards the overall team total.

  • A donation to a team member will show in the participant’s Personal Fundraising Page and Participant Centre personal progress, as well as on the Team Fundraising Page and the Team Progress in the Team Captain’s Participant Centre.
  • A donation to a team will show in the team page and the Team Captain’s Participant Centre.

Making a donation

How do you donate?

There are many ways for your friends, family and colleagues to donate to the Walk:

  • Online at ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca
  • By cash or cheque made payable to Ovarian Cancer Canada
    • Cheques can be mailed to Ovarian Cancer Canada at 205-145 Front St. East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3 Attn: Jesse Wiesblatt
    • These donations should be listed on a pledge form for receipting purposes.
    • By calling Jesse Wiesblatt, National Walk Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236

Do all donors receive tax receipts?

Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more.

  • Online donors receive electronic tax receipts as soon as their donations are processed. These emails can get caught in spam or junk folders, so please check that they haven’t been marked incorrectly by your email provider. If you do not receive an electronic tax receipts within 48 hours of making an online donation, please email Jesse Wiesblatt at jwiesblatt@ovariancanada.org
  • Donations made by cash or cheque that do not include an email address on the pledge form will receive mailed receipts by February 28 of the following year.

Why wasn’t my credit card accepted?

Please check that the credit card number, expiry date, and cardholder name are entered exactly as they appear on the card. Kindly note that Visa Debit is not accepted online or on the pledge forms.

I received donations in conjunction with a matching gift. Will they count as double on my fundraising page?

Matching gifts double the impact of eligible donations and are counted towards the total funds raised by all donors and Walk participants across the country. The matching gift will not be reflected in your individual or team fundraising totals, unless otherwise stated.   

How do I get Walk merchandise?

New this year, upon registering for the 2021 Walk, you have the option to a limited edition Walk Kit, including an exclusive Walk long-sleeve shirt, swag items, helpful tips and tricks to help you reach your goal and more!

Show your solidarity with Teal Sisters across the country by ordering your own Walk Kit today.* If you have already registered but did not order your Walk Kit, order yours today. Quantities are limited.

*Women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will still receive an exclusive teal t-shirt in honour of their journey, to wear in solidarity with one another.

How do I get a teal t-shirt?

Teal t-shirts are to recognize our Teal Sisters, women living with ovarian cancer. All registered participants who identify as being diagnosed with ovarian cancer will receive their Teal t-shirt in the mail, in honour of their journey. These teal t-shirts are provided at no additional cost.

Day of the event

When and where?

Walk your way and walk for her -- the 2021 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope has no boundaries: it’s completely virtual! Stay tuned for exciting announcements in the lead up to September 12th with the plan for Walk day and the many ways you can take part!

Please follow the guidelines set by your province to ensure a safe and successful Walk Day experience.

What is a virtual Walk?

This year’s event, takes place virtually on Sunday, September 12. In communities large and small, all across Canada, participants are encouraged to walk a route of their choosing, in step with their health guidelines. 

Participants can walk individually in their own neighbourhoods or walk in small groups, if doing so is in keeping with local health guidelines. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling or taking a route in a wheelchair, your participation and fundraising will help power progress against ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Canada will be hosting a live, national, closing ceremony online, for all participants across the country. This closing ceremony will include powerful appearances from women living with ovarian cancer and their supporters, awards, and more.

Let’s show that we are all in this together and take to social media to share your Walk moments. Tag Ovarian Cancer Canada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #WalkofHope to join the conversation. 

Please follow the guidelines set by your province to ensure a safe and successful Walk Day experience.

Is the Walk accessible for wheelchairs, scooters and strollers?

 The 2021 Walk is virtual and participants can select the route of their liking. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling or taking a route in a wheelchair, your participation and fundraising will help power progress against ovarian cancer.

Please contact Jesse Wiesblatt at info@ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca for further information.

Please follow the guidelines set by your province to ensure a safe and successful Walk Day experience.

Can I bring my dog to the Walk?

The 2021 Walk is virtual and participants can select the route that works best for them, and their furry friends. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling, stopping at the dog park or taking a route in a wheelchair, your participation and fundraising will help power progress against ovarian cancer.

Please contact Jesse Wiesblatt at jwiesblatt@ovariancanada.org for further information.

Please follow the guidelines set by your province to ensure a safe and successful Walk Day experience.

Further questions

Please contact Jesse Wiesblatt, Community Engagement and Events Associate, at 1-877-413-7970 extension 236 or email info@ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca.

National Sponsors

Regional Sponsors

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