*Subject to changes in restrictions - all participants will be updated via email before the walk if there are any changes.
There will be a $10 registration fee for walk-ups the day of the walk
The event schedule is as follows:
10am - registration and vendor market opens
First 75 people receive a Wag Bag with goodies
Coffee and cupcakes for the first 100 people
Visit the Sunova Puppy lounge and Funds for Pets rescue
10:45-11:15 am - Demonstrations courtesy of Dumbledogs
11:15am - Announcements and contest
11:45pm - Fiitness warm-up and walk begins
1:00pm: - Prize draws
1:00pm to 2:00pm - Stay to visit vendors and
Masks will be recommend when in situations where distancing is not practical (ie. puppy lounge), but will not be mandatory. Participants will not be asked for proof of vaccination. We recommend that everyone uses the MB Screening Tool and ensures they do not attend if they do not feel well or have been in close contact with a Covid Positive person. Sanitizer will be on site. Due to the large size of the field physical distancing should not be an issue.
What is Paws for a Cause Cancer Walk?
Paws for a Cause Cancer Walk is an annual fundraiser for the Never Alone Cancer Foundation. Our mission is to provide emotional, social, financial and informational support to patients, families and caregivers affected by cancer.
The event is a great opportunity for the community to walk together in support of those who are affected by cancer now. Your efforts will provide assistance with medication, transportation, financial and other medical expenses. We also offer the Day Away Program - Jerry's Gift which allows individuals, families and caregivers affected by cancer the opportunity to experience a break from everyday life by attending a memorable event. When cancer becomes your life, sometimes it’s about finding the small joys that can truly make a difference.
How will COVID-19 affect the walk?
Regulations are constantly being updated but we hope that we will be able to have a full walk at Kildonan Park this year. If there are partial restrictions we will adjust as needed. If we are restricted to the point where we can not have a large group in the park we may decide that a virtual walk is the safest option for everyone. We will keep you updated as the date approaches.
What if I don't have a dog?
This walk is for EVERYONE, we just love dogs and want people to get out with their canine buddies. More importantly we want people to walk and fundraise for cancer patients in Manitoba who need support NOW.
How do I set up and use my personal/team fundraising page?
How many can join my team?
You can have as many people as you want on your team. 1, 2, or even 20!
What do I do with cash and cheque donations?
You can record these types of donations two ways.
1) You can add the donation through your individual fundraising site. On your site there is a tab called ‘My Donations’. There is a button under the thermometer that says ‘Add cash or check’. Click it and you can enter all the information there, and once we receive the donation at our end, the donation will be applied to your total.
2) On your fundraising site under the ‘Resources’ tab you can download a pledge form, get the donation(s) to us, and we’ll add it to your online total once we receive it.
Please call 204-779-2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to drop off any donations. You can also mail them to us (please do not mail cash). Just add a note to let us know who the donation is for.
Our mailing address is:
Never Alone Cancer Foundation PO Box 51064, RPO Tyndall, Winnipeg MB R3X 2C6
The donators will receive their tax returns by email (if an email is provided) once we receive the donations. All other receipts will be mailed at the conclusion of the event.
How do I fundraise?
There are so many ways you can fundraise!
The first step is to register for Paws for a Cause Cancer Walk and set a fundraising goal.
Once you register you get your own personal/team page that you can link on social media to spread the word.
We encourage you to use some of the following tags: #pawsforacausewpg #neveralone @neveralonefnd @sunovacu #sunovashinebright @brioinsurance #brioshinebright #dogsofwinnipeg #dogs #furbaby #cancer #cancersupport
Ask your family, friends and co-workers to donate to you or make a team and fundraise as a group.
Another option is to set up a challenge and donate the proceeds to your fundraising goal:
COVID-19 swear jar – at home or work put $1, $2 or $5 into a jar whenever someone uses the terms “COVID-19” or “coronavirus” and encourage your friends to do the same.
Give it up – commit to giving up a bad habit for a certain time and encourage friends and family for donations to encourage you to stay on track.
Donate your empties – ask friends and family to donate the proceeds of any bottles/cans.
Birthday/other celebration – ask for donations in lieu of gifts for your next celebration.
Dare – for every specific amount raised, you commit to doing something that someone dares you to do.
How does my donation help?
Your donations will have IMPACT:
$27 – would provide a patient 5 round trip bus tickets to get to appointments and treatments.
$67 – cost of one physio therapy appointment (pelvic floor exercises) to help patients with incontinence
$110 – cost of one lymphatic massage treatment which provides relief to patients whose extremities can swell due to cancer treatment.
$200 - would provide funding for patients with mobility issues who need grab bars, bath chairs, safety frames, walkers etc.
$2,000 - would provide dentures to a cancer patient who has lost their teeth due to radiation treatments.
Do you have the Wag Bags again this year?
Yes, the Wags Bags are back! They will be given to the first 100 participants at Kildonan Park on September 19.
Wag Bags are goodie bags that contain products and 'swag' from our sponsors and supporters.
What happens if I reach my goal but want to raise more?
If you reach your goal you can raise it. On the main dashboard of your personal fundraising page you have the option to change it underneath the thermometer.
Are there prizes?
There will be prizes for:
Top Individual Fundraisers
Top Team Fundraisers
***Never Alone Team is ineligible for prizing
Totals for prizing will be cut off at 10am September 19, 2021
We will have more details on the prizes soon!
Who is Funds for Pets and how are they involved?
Funds for Pets is a volunteer-run, registered, not-for-profit rescue organization dedicated to helping
homeless animals in need. Their mission is to assist stray animals by providing temporary housing through our foster program, until a permanent, loving home can be found.
We partner with a local rescue to bring more awareness to both our causes. Dogs play an intergral part in many people's lives and certainly enrich the lives of cancer patients. Our hope is that more people open their homes to foster dogs or adopt!
The funds that the Funds for Pets team raises go to their organization.