Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Great Spin?
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Great Spin is a fundraising activity where you are invited to give it all you’ve got for the cause. The challenge: one hour of spinning, three if you can. The first edition of this event took place in 2009 in Pont-Rouge. Since then, more than a dozen events are held each year in Quebec.
How is the money I raise used for the fight against cancer?
Money raised helps the Canadian Cancer Society to fund promising research projects, provide information services and support services for people living with cancer and to advocate for public policies that reduce cancer risk and improve the quality of life of those living with the disease. For more information about what the Canadian Cancer Society does.
Where will the Great Spin closest to me be held?
This winter, 10 Great Spin events will be held across Quebec. For more information, contact your regional office.
How to involve my school / company / department / organization?
You can get your school, company, department or organization involved by encouraging your colleagues to register to Great Spin. You can take up a challenge internally and set yourself a goal. Your company can also support you by making a general donation to the event or by becoming a sponsor, contact your regional office of the Canadian Cancer Society for more information.
How to participate?
Pedal alone, with your family, your friends or your colleagues, and join us for more impact! Choose a tailor-made challenge for you and set a goal.
Register now, it’s simple and fast!
We take care of everything for you to make this an unforgettable experience! You’ll be asked to give it all you have in an environment that is both dynamic and touching. Whether trying for the first time or testing your mettle, you’ll be proud of your participation in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Great Spin Don to save more lives.
On D-Day, don’t forget to bring the money you collected, the corresponding donation forms, your gear, and above all, your energy and enthusiasm!
A Few Tips about Fundraising
Your fundraising activity is important as it helps the Canadian Cancer Society work tirelessly to prevent cancer, save lives and help people living with the disease.
Once you are registered in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Great Spin, you have access to various fundraising tools to help you reach your objective. Your confirmation e-mail will include a link to your participant centre as well as instructions to personalize your fundraising page.
Add a Personal Picture
Include your photo and a personal message on your page. You can then send personalized e-mails to those close to you, asking them to make a donation.
If you need help preparing your digital photo before adding it to your personal page, use our free online tool for photo publishing.
Tell your story
Explain why you decided to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society’s’ Great Spin event. The most effective fundraising pages are those which contain some personal information.
Do a bit more
Ask your boss (or your company) to get involved by making a donation, matching the donations collected by your team, or becoming a sponsor of the event.
Find out about the sponsorship program by contacting your regional office
If the majority of people do not make a donation, it is quite simply because no one asked them. Who should you ask for a donation? Why not everyone! Try some of the following suggested methods and see the results yourself!
- Set a fundraising objective.
- Draw up a list of potential donors and estimate the amount of money they could give.
- Ask your employer to match the total of the donations that you collect.
- Raise money to honour a friend or colleague who has survived cancer.
- Promote the event.
- Show enthusiasm.
- Tell eventual donors what the collected money will be used for.
- Be imaginative and attract attention!
- If you have approached many people, record their names and follow up with them.
- And finally, thank donors and tell them how much money has been raised.
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