The Cancer Prevention Challenge is the ONLY fundraiser in Canada that focuses exclusively on primary prevention of cancer – stopping cancer before it starts. Of the half-billion dollars spent in Canada on cancer research each year, less than 2% is devoted to finding the causes – and preventing – cancer. Meanwhile, cancer rates continue to climb – now, nearly half of all Canadian males and close to 40% of females will develop cancer in their lifetime. While cancer is often touted as a disease of the elderly, in 2008, best estimates predict that 30% of new cancer cases and 18% of cancer deaths will occur in young and middle-aged adults ages 20-59. Yet well over half of all cancers – some scientists say 80% – are environmental, and therefore preventable. Help us raise funds for cancer prevention! Our goal for 2011 is $60,000.
Most of the multi-million dollar ‘cure’ fundraisers in Canada have the funds to set up elaborate events in various parts of Canada, all with very high overheads! The Cancer Prevention Challenge operates a different way: You decide how you want to raise funds, from something as simple as choosing your Personal Challenge in cancer prevention, to organizing an event in your community.
We give you the electronic tools needed to create your Personal Challenge no matter where you live in Canada, all supported with personal fundraising web pages and automated charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. We also have a great team of volunteers and staff to help you every step of the way. You can raise funds for cancer prevention by staging dance-a-thons, potluck suppers, poker tournaments, garage sales – whatever motivates you, your friends and your colleagues to have fun and raise money at the same time!
Have fun and raise money for Prevent Cancer Now. We’ve made it easier than ever! Choose something that suits YOU and YOUR lifestyle, then email friends and family, asking for their support in helping you raise money for Prevent Cancer Now. We provide the tools that make it easy for them to donate to your personal challenge. Feel free to come up with your own idea or choose from some of the suggestions that others have used in the last few years. Your fundraising method can be as simple as giving up something for 30 days (say, meat), or adding something new (how about buying a head-set for your cell phone?) If you’re keen, you can organize an event and get others involved. Eat organically, walk to work, run a race, clear out harmful cleansers from your house – it’s up to you! Pick something that you’ve wanted to try – here’s your motivation! The Cancer Prevention Challenge is the perfect excuse to achieve your personal goals AND raise money for a great cause.
Choose an activity that suits you and your lifestyle. Pick something that you’ve always wanted to do or an activity that you are already planning to be involved with.
You know yourself better than anybody. Come up with something healthy, fun and challenging – something that you want to do. Here is a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Eat organically for one month!
- Don’t eat meat for 30 days!
- Walk, cycle or run to work everyday for one month!
- Give up a favorite “guilty pleasure” for a month – ice cream, chocolate, coffee, fried foods, etc. Pick something challenging but not impossible. Have fun and write about your experiences on your provided fundraising page.
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