Walker Walking

FAQS

WHEN AND WHERE

September 7-8, 2018

You’ll walk 15km, 25km or 40km, or 55km through the streets and neighbourhoods of Toronto. We don’t release the exact route in advance in case it needs to be changed due to road closures, construction or other safety issues, but rest assured it will be well marked and enjoyable for people of all fitness levels.

This route will lead all Walkers back to a festival-style finish.

PHONE:   416.815.WALK (9255)

EMAIL:   torontocoaches@onewalk.ca

ADDRESS 
Rexall™ OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
460 Richmond Street West, Suite 101 | Toronto, ON | M5V 1Y1

Registration

Take your first step right now: Register online securely. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. Or call us and we can get you registered over the phone. You can also mail in a printed registration form.

Log in to the Participant Centre using the “LOGIN” button at the top right of this page, set up your Personal Page and start fundraising. It’s also a good idea to begin your training.

Yes! Contact our local office at 416.815.9255 and they will be able to further assist you. On event, you will be able to adjust your chosen distance during check-in, should appropriate minimum fundraising goals be met.

15km Night Walk = $1,500

15km Morning Circuit = $1,500

25km Walker Favourite = $1,500

40km “Marathon” = $2,000

55km Two-Day, Your Way = $2,000

Yes, OneWalk is designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Training

Absolutely! The key to Walking 15km, 25km, 40km, or 55km is taking it at your own pace. It’s not a race. We encourage you to take your time, enjoy the people around you, share stories and make friends. Should you require assistance along the route, there are always support vehicles nearby to take you to the next refreshment station.

Every Walker is different. Call or email our coaches to develop a training program appropriate for you. Please also check out our Community Calendar to learn more about our volunteer-lead training walks.

Fundraising

You can do that and more! We’ve helped thousands of people raise more than $162 million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and our coaches are committed to supporting your fundraising efforts, too! Call us at 416.815.9255 or visit the Fundraising Page for ideas on how to get started!

The registration fee pays for the support you’ll receive prior to and during the event. Once you get started, you’ll realize that you can raise more than you imagined!

One-hundred percent of all donations go directly to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. This support enables our world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

It’s easy with our secure online credit card process. Click the “Donate” button at the top of this page and select the participant you want to donate to. Choose a donation amount and follow the instructions. Donors will receive a tax receipt via email.

We make every effort to protect your personal information. The software we use for registrations and donations on the website uses industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Our software provider has also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored. Credit card information is never stored in our database or our software provider’s database.

Is your contribution to OneWalk exceeding your expectations? Why not increase your fundraising goal? Simply log in to your Participant Centre and type in your new goal in the box on the right side of your Personal Page. Then click the “Update Fundraising Goal” button to submit your new goal.

To update or change this, simply call us at 416.815.9255 or send us an email at TorontoCoaches@OneWalk.ca with the revised information and we will update the list for you.

If you plan a fundraising event outside of your home and will be serving or selling liquor, you may be required to obtain a liquor license. Contact your liquor licensing board directly to ensure that you comply with its policies and receive appropriate approvals, licenses and permits.

If you wish to hold a raffle or 50/50 draw, you must apply for a license from the Gaming Commission. Please contact your Gaming Commission directly to ensure that you comply with their policies and receive appropriate approvals, licenses and permits.

Please note that neither “OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ nor “Princess Margaret Cancer Centre” can be named on any required licenses and we cannot help you obtain these licenses. You may also want to talk to one of our coaches about other successful fundraising techniques that don’t require special permits or licenses.

Yes, you can absolutely receive cash donations. But please do not mail the cash to us! We don’t want it to get lost in the mail. In order to receive a tax receipt for each of your donors, you will need to submit their donation by using a credit card, a money order or a bank cheque noting the donor’s name in the donation form. When making a donation online using your credit card, be sure to put the donor’s information in the required fields.

A donor who wants to donate to several members of a team can print out the Team Donation Form. This form can be found on the Toolkit.

As a guide each team member needs to raise their fundraising minimum. Team Fundraising requires each team’s total to be equal to or greater than the total of $2,000-$1,500 for each registered team member. So, if it is a team of four people, two doing the 40km course and two doing the 25km course, their combined goal will be $7,000. For example, if one team member raises $1,400 ($100 less than the 25km and 15km minimum), they will still be able to Walk if at least one of their team members who is also Walking 25km or 15km has raised at least $1,600 ($100 over the minimum).

Congratulations on reaching your goal! You cannot apply your donations to another person’s account, but if you are on a team, your personal donations will apply to your overall team fundraising goal.

Teams

Yes. Each team member will need to register and fundraise for the distance of the event they plan to participate in. Registrations may not be transferred from one participant to another i.e. one registration cannot be used for two people, one who walks part of the 40km and one who walks the remainder.

The Team Captain controls the team name, goals and team page text. They will need to log in to their Participant Centre and click the “My Team Progress” button on the top right. On the Team Progress Page, Team Captains can update the team settings and personalize the team page with a photo and their team’s story.

Will the funds in the team fund be re-allocated before the event?

 No. As long as the total amount for the team reaches the required amount to cover all the team members, everyone can participate.

 Is team fundraising available to all teams or just corporate teams?

 This is available to ALL teams.

 Does Crew fundraising count towards the team’s total fundraising goal?

 Yes! If you have crew members on your team, the dollars they raise go towards the Team fundraising goal.

 How should I send my team donations?

 Team donations can be made online on the team page. You can also fill out a team donation form that you can download from your team page.

 What happens when the team fundraising total is not enough to cover all Walkers’ fundraising minimums?

 The team captain will have to decide who on the team is eligible to participate.

 Can my donors choose the cancer fund they would like to donate to if different from mine?

 No. The cancer fund you select is where the donors funds will be allocated.

Log in to the site to visit your Participant Centre. Click the “Team Progress” tab and you can view your teammates and the amounts they have each raised. You can also click “Donate” at the top of the website, search by your team name and find a list of your teammates that way. If any teammates have made their profile private, however, they will not be listed here.

Absolutely! You follow the same process as a standard team, but then work to market your efforts inside your company. We suggest you personalize your team page, choose an influential advocate at your company, communicate amongst yourselves by having meetings and emailing each other, support each other through your fundraising and training, and share your successes and celebrate them. Our coaches can provide you resources for creating a corporate team.

Your Participant Centre & Personal Page

The Participant Centre is part of the website that is available to you once you register. You will have a username and password to log in. Once you do, you’ll have access to some excellent tools in the Participant Centre to monitor your donations, set up or edit your Personal Page, send emails to potential donors or teammates and more!

Your Personal Page is where friends and family can visit to donate to you online or print out a donation form with your name and participant number already on it. In fact, anyone who looks up your name in the participant database will be directed to your Personal Page. Your Personal Page is automatically created for you when you register. Then it’s just a matter of personalizing it by adding images and writing messages about what inspired you join OneWalk. Log in to the Participant Centre to get started.

When friends or family visit the OneWalk home page, they can click on the “Donate” button. When they type in your name, Personal ID Number, or your team name, they will be directed to your Personal Page. Additionally, if you send emails out from your Participant Centre, a link to your Personal Page will automatically appear at the bottom of the email.

If you have a photo saved to your computer as a .jpg file, log in to the Participant Centre, then click “Personal Page” and then click “edit the English version of this page”. Next click the “Browse” button in the photo section. When a window pops up, select the photo you wish to place on your Personal Page and click “Open.” The path to the file on your computer will display in the “Browse” text box. Click “Upload a different image” and your new photo will show up in the cell. Click “Save my changes.” Please call us if you have any difficulties.

We email your username and password to you when you register. You can request an email reminder from the homepage or call us and we can remind you what your username is.

Log in to your Personal Page through the Participant Centre using your username and password. Once you are logged, in you will see a topic called “Updating Your Information.” Next, select the links to update your password and profile. You will be able to change your contact information, email address, username and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately. There is no need to sign back in. If you are having difficulties, call our coaches.

At the Event

There will be plenty of water, sports drinks, snacks and portable toilets. Refreshment stations vary in distance from each other, but generally there is a Pit Stop every 3-4 kms.

Yes, OneWalk is designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Your Impact

Quite simply, yes. The Rexall™ OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ will make a profound impact on the future of cancer research and care. From training to fundraising, you are helping to raise awareness, interest and money that will bring us closer to conquering cancer in our lifetime.

Funds raised through the Rexall™ OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ support Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. This support enables our world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

The Princess Margaret invests in research that will improve outcomes and enhance care for cancer patients. OneWalk Cancer Funds include: Discovery Research, Breast, Gynaecologic, Lung, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Genitourinary, Blood Cancers, Endocrine, Skin Cancer and Melanoma, Head and Neck Cancers, Central Nervous System Cancers, Brain and Eye Cancer, Sarcoma, Childhood Cancers, Supportive Care, Patient Education and Radiation Medicine. For more information, visit Your Dollars At Work.

One-hundred percent of all donations go directly to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. This support enables our world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey. In addition, The Princess Margaret pays for the costs of the event, most of which come from resources right here in Ontario.

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