Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraisers
Whether you are honouring others or simply challenging yourself, Conquer Cancer your way with a DIY fundraiser.
From golf tournaments to backyard BBQs and everything in between, there are endless ways to get involved in hosting your own event in support of The Princess Margaret.
I want to plan an event for The Princess Margaret, what should I do?
Thank you for supporting our mission at The Princess Margaret. Please fill out this event form or email email@example.com with any information you have about your event. Don’t worry if you haven’t finalized all your event details. An assigned event representative will get back to you to set up a call, and to discuss how we can assist you in moving forward with your event planning.
What if I haven’t confirmed all my event details, do I need to wait to contact you?
Don’t worry if you haven’t finalized everything. Try your best to provide us with all of the information you have in this event form. Your PMCF event representative will assist you in confirming next steps and provide suggestions once they receive your form.
Can I choose where I direct the funds from my event?
Yes, absolutely! Please let your event representative know which area of cancer research you would like to support. If you’re not sure, our team can list the various area of cancer research you can direct your funds to.
What can The Princess Margaret provide/assist with to make my event successful?
We understand that starting your own fundraising event can be tricky. Here are some ways we can help make your event a success:
- Our third-party event toolkit
- An assigned PMCF event representative who you can contact for event planning advice or ask any questions
- An endorsement letter and “Official Partner of The Princess Margaret” once our team has approved your event
- A custom donation page or website if needed
- Issue and send tax receipts according to CRA guidelines and rules
Can a Princess Margaret representative attend my event?
We will try our best to be there, but this will highly depend on our team’s availability. If we are unable to attend your event, we will provide support materials, a PMCF video to share, and speaking notes on behalf of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Can I use The Princess Margaret Logo?
Your PMCF representative will send you our “Official Partner of The Princess Margaret” logo once your event has been approved. If you will be distributing any materials with our logo, we kindly ask that you send them to your PMCF representative for approval beforehand.
Can The Princess Margaret secure sponsors or share their lists for my event?
Your event representative can help you brainstorm, provide insight, and help you put together a list of potential sponsors. However, we cannot approach these sponsors on your behalf. We also have a sponsorship package template to help you gain sponsorships, and you can also ask your event representative for an official PMCF endorsement letter.
Will The Princess Margaret pay my event expenses?
All event organizers are responsible for paying their expenses for their event. The cost to put on the event should be deducted from the funds raised before sending over the proceeds you have raised.
Can The Princess Margaret issue tax receipts for my event?
Yes, if applicable. The Princess Margaret follows all Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations regarding tax receipts.
Can I have a raffle or auction at my event?
Raffles and auctions are a great way to raise money for your event (you can find our Silent Auction Bidding Sheet Template here). However, you may need to apply for a license which can take up to six weeks to obtain. The PMCF cannot obtain the license on your behalf. Please visit www.agco.ca for more information.
Alternatively, you can run a draw without obtaining a license if you sell the items for a suggested donation amount instead of a fixed amount.
I have more questions, who can I contact?
Please download and view our third-party event toolkit for more information. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.