How it works

Join our dedicated team of Cancer Fighters by raising funds in support of the fight for life.

The Cancer Fighters program enables you to organize events that are fun and meaningful to you while raising important funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. You can hold garage sales, head shaves, walk-a-thons, barbeques, dinner parties, golf tournaments, bake sales, gala, music concert and car washes, just to name a few. What you choose to do is up to you! Holding your own event is a great way to satisfy your philanthropic goals, build community spirit and raise awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.

By holding an event independent of our Society-led initiatives, you can become a Proud Supporter and help make cancer history.

We’ve made it easy for you to organize a fundraiser that is meaningful to you while raising funds for the fight against cancer. Become a Cancer Fighter in three easy steps:

  • Choose a fundraising idea

    here are countless ways to contribute! Shave your head, run a marathon, or give up your birthday - the choice is yours! We've listed some of our most popular fundraising ideas but feel free to run with your own idea by choosing the 'Other' stream.

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  • Create your own fundraising page

    Click on 'Register' to set up a fundraising page. You can set one up on your own or create a page where friends or colleagues can join you. Let us know what kind of fundraiser you're holding and we'll provide you with all the tools to help you succeed.

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  • Access your Participant Centre

    As a Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Fighter, you have access to an online Participant Centre where you’ll find customizable, interactive tools to get people excited about sharing in your fundraising success!

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  • Help us save lives with every dollar you raise

    Share the page you've just created and ask your friends and family to make an online donation. Every dollar you raise will help us to:

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    Fund life-saving cancer research
    More people are surviving cancer than ever before. Today, 62% of people diagnosed with cancer will survive compared to only 25% in the 1940s when we began funding research.
    Stop cancer before it starts. Our researchers are leading the fight to prevent cancer while we promote healthy lifestyles and advocate for policies that protect our health.
    Ensure no one facing cancer is alone by offering compassionate services and support to those living with cancer and their families and friends.
    Empower Canadians with information bout cancer to help them make informed choices about their health.

    Funds raised through this program enable the Society to continue its efforts to:
    fund cancer research on all types of cancer Offer comprehensive and credible infomration on cancer, risk reduction and treatment provide support for people living with cancer, their families and friends.


Contact Us

If you have any further questions about holding your own event, contact your local unit office by phone or email.