FAQ

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we know these are uncertain times. At The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, our fundraising events are crucial to funding the fight against cancer.
 
Today, we are as committed as ever to ensuring safe, healthy and inspiring events in 2020. As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we want to reassure you that while we continue our planning, we do so with an abundance of caution, closely following the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our University Health Network (UHN) guidelines.
 
As the situation evolves, we may need to modify select events for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters and we ask for your patience as we determine the form those modifications, if any, may take. 
 
One thing that will not change is our commitment to Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime and as always we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.  
 
 
What is The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation doing to combat COVID-19?
 
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, staff and volunteers is the utmost concern for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. We are exercising an abundance of caution when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are regularly monitoring the situation and following the World Health Organization (WHO), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our own University Health Network (UHN) guidelines with regards to mass gatherings and protocol for combatting coronavirus including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. 
 
As a reminder:
 
Regularly wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more & make use of hand sanitizer when available. 
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. 
If you're feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical attention should you need it.
 
Are any of your events cancelled?
 
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are proceeding with an abundance of caution and have made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel certain donor events happening in the near future, including: 
 
WellFest - Postponed, date TBD
Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® Industry Challenge Event on March 30 
The Sherman Foundation Cancer Centre Tour on March 31st 
The Leukemia cultivation event on April 20 
The Lymphoma conference social event on April 24 
 
As a reminder if you are considering attending an event:
 
Regularly wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more & make use of hand sanitizer when available. 
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. 
If you're feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical attention should you need it.
 
Can I still continue to fundraise for The Princess Margaret?
 
Of course! We encourage you to continue fundraising to help fund our fight to conquer cancer. Your support is vital in helping us fund world-leading cancer research and care at The Princess Margaret.  
 
What will you do if the government institutes a mass ban on public gatherings?
 
We are continuing to closely monitor updates and will provide additional information if and when guidance is issued from the government.  
 
How will we find out if an event I have signed up to participate in has been impacted?
 
We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels should there be any impact due to COVID-19.  We appreciate your patience and continued support. For event-specific details, please visit their websites:
 
WellFest 

For more information on UHN's policies and updates surrounding COVID-19, please see the following link.