When and Where
Where will we walk?
You’ll walk 60km 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.
Participants walking the 1-day distance (approximately 32km) will share the same route on Saturday. This route will lead all Walkers back to Camp where you can enjoy Camp amenities provided by The Weekend.
How do I contact the Weekend office?
PHONE: 416.815.WALK (9255)EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS:
The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™
500-460 Richmond Street West | Toronto, ON | M5V 1Y1
How do I register?
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. Or you can mail in a printed registration form.
What do I do then?
Login to the website using the button at the top right of this page, to set up your Personal Page and start fundraising. It’s also a good idea to begin your training.
Will I be able to participate if I am in a wheelchair?
Yes, The Weekend is designed to be wheelchair accessible.
Will I be able to walk that far?
Absolutely! The key to walking 60km is taking it at your own pace. It’s not a race. Whether you are walking the epic 2 days or trying the 1-day distance, we encourage you to take your time, enjoy the people around you, share stories, make friends. And, if you need help, there are always support vehicles nearby to take you to the next pit stop, or Camp.
How will I raise the $2,000 minimum?
You can do that and more. We’ve helped thousands of people raise more than $100 million for cancer and we’re here to help you. Even 1-Day Walkers with their $1,250 minimum can utilitize the same tried-and-true ways to fundraise. Call us at 416.815.WALK (9255) or visit the fundraising tools page for ideas on how to get started!
Does my registration fee apply towards the fundraising minimum?
No. That fee pays for the support you'll receive prior to and during the event. Your fundraising goes 100% straight to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. And once you get started you’ll realize that you can raise more than you imagined.
How do I donate online?
It's easy with our secure online credit card process. Click the "Donate Now" 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.
How do you keep information (like my credit card number) safe?
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.
How do I donate by mail?
Go to a Walker or Crew Member's Personal Page and print out the donation form. Mail this form in with your donation cheque. The mailing address is on the form. You can also get a form by calling our office at 416.815.WALK (9255) and we can mail or fax you one. You will receive a receipt by email if your form includes a valid email address, or by mail if not.
How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
Is your contribution to The Weekend exceeding your expectations? Why not increase your fundraising goal? Simply login 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.
How do I change a name on the Fundraising Honour Roll?
To update or change this, simply call us at 416.815.WALK (9255)
or send us an email at email@example.com
with the revised information and we will update your Fundraising Honour Roll for you.
Can I sell or serve alcohol at an event OR hold a 50/50 draw?
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 their 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 "Shoppers Drug Mart® "
Weekend to End Women's Cancers™ 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.
Can I receive cash donations? Do I mail in the cash?
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. Instead, write a cheque for the donation amount and mail it in with your donation form just be sure to enter the donor’s information on the donation form. You can also make the donation online using your credit card just be sure to put the donor’s information in the required fields.
Can a donor contribute to my team (ie: donate $100 and have $25 applied to each of the 4 members)?
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 Weekend Tool-Kit page.
In reference to teams - does each member need to raise $2000 - or is it a combined total of $2000?
Each individual team member must raise a minimum of $2000 each. So, if it is a team of 5 people their combined goal will be $10,000. If there are team members that are walking the 1-day distance, their fundraising minimum is $1,250. So if it is a team of 5 people and 1 person is walking the 1-day distance, their combined goal will be $9,250.
I have reached my $2000 goal can I help my team members by applying some of my donations to their account?
Congratulations on reaching your goal! You cannot apply your donations to another person’s account but you can help your team members raise their own money by sharing your successful ideas. You can help them hold a fundraising party or do anything else that helps them get to their goal!
How do I change my team name, team goal, and team page content?
The Team Captain controls the team name, goals and team page text. They will need to login 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.
How do I see who is on my team?
Login 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 Now" 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.
Can a company form a team?
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
What is the Participant Centre?
The Participant Centre is part of the website that is available to you once you register. You will have a username and password to login. 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!
What is a Personal Page?
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 made you hit the road. Login to the Participant Centre to get started.
How will people find my Personal Page?
When friends or family visit The Weekend home page, they can click on the "Donate Now" button. When they type in your name, Personal ID Number, or your team name, they will be directed to your Personal Page. OR, if you send emails out from your Participant Centre, a link to your Personal Page will automatically be there at the bottom of the email.
How do I upload a photo?
If you have a photo saved to your computer as a .jpg file, login to the Participant Centre, then click "Personal Page" 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.
How to I change my password and update my profile?
Login to your Personal Page in 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
What will I find at the Pit Stops?
There will be plenty of water, sports drinks, snacks and portable toilets. Pit Stops vary in distance from each other, but generally there is a Pit Stop every 3-4 kms.
Where do we sleep?
We set up Camp on Saturday night where you can have a hot meal, a hot shower, and a cozy tent to sleep in. We also provide evening entertainment and plenty of time to get to know new friends. The location of Camp will be announced close to the time of the event.
How does my gear get to Camp?
You bring your gear with you on the morning of Day One, September 6, 2014, and we transport it for you while you are walking so you don’t have to worry about carrying a heavy backpack on the route. If you are staying at Camp overnight your gear will be waiting for you in your tent. Likewise, your gear will be transported and waiting for you when you are finished Day Two of the walk.
Am I really making a difference?
Quite simply, yes. Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women's Cancers™ is paved by courageous people just like you who are making an amazing effort. From training to fundraising to the walk itself, you are helping to raise awareness, interest and money that will bring us closer to a cure for all women's cancers.
How much of the money goes to the cause?
100% of all donations go directly to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Proceeds from the event stay in our province and are invested in leading-edge women's cancers research, prevention and screening programs, as well as education, care and other critical breast and gynecologic cancer initiatives. In addition, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre pays for the costs of the event, most of which come from resources right here in Toronto.
What will the money be used for?
When you participate in Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers, you in effect become part of the cancer care team here in Ontario.
Net proceeds benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, an international leader in the fight against cancer and the largest institution in Canada devoted to research, clinical enhancements and survivorship programs. The Princess Margaret is leading the way in the creation and implementation of the new gold standards in cancer care: Personalized Cancer Medicine. Funds raised will be used for ground-breaking research, moving us one step closer to a future without breast and gynecologic cancers. For more information, visit Your Dollars At Work.