As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve daily, we know these are uncertain times. The safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters is our number one priority. Given these unique circumstances, we have made the decision to move forward with a fun and exciting virtual walk. The virtual event will take place on September 12th and we are excited to announce the following:
- No registration fees
- No fundraising minimums
- Incentive prizing for fundraising milestones
The Weekend to Conquer Cancer™ has always represented hope for cancer patients and their families by raising critical funds for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Our focus will not change in 2020.
What is The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation doing to combat COVID-19 at The Weekend?
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 and have made the decision to move forward with a virtual walk. 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, respiratory etiquette and social distancing.
We’d like to remind everyone to take the following actions to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Stay at home, and if you must go out, maintain social distancing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Is The Weekend cancelled?
The Weekend to Conquer Cancer™ is not cancelled, we are moving forward with a fun and exciting virtual walk. We will be providing more details as they become available.
We are keeping the best interests of our Weekend community at the core of all our decisions.
Can I still continue to fundraise for The Weekend?
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.
We have introduced a new fund option you can choose to put your donations towards: Conquer COVID for Cancer fund. We recognize that the ever-changing Coronavirus crisis has significantly impacted all of us and you may be looking for ways to offer your support. Conquer COVID for Cancer offers an opportunity to fundraise and support cancer patients and frontline staff in three key areas:
- life-enhancing technology,
- accelerated research and clinical trials, and
- urgent resources for frontline staff.
You can visit www.thepmcf.ca/covid for more information on this exciting initiative, which will support the needs of cancer patients and frontline staff right now, while ensuring we are collectively better prepared for the future.
How will we find out updates to The Weekend and COVID-19?
We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels as more details become available. We appreciate your patience and continued support.