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 as of July 15, 2020, group sizes were restricted to the point where we can not have a large group in the park. We have decided that a virtual walk is the safest option for everyone.
Walk where you normally do or are comfortable walking anytime between September 14-20. Send in your pictures or post them on social media with @neveralonefnd #neveralone #pawsforacausewpg . We will have prizes throughout the week.
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 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.
Do you have the Wag Bags again this year?
Yes, the Wags Bags are back! They will be given to all participants that raise $150 or more.
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.
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.
Are there prizes?
Top Individual Fundraiser
1st Place: $200 Hilary Druxman gift card
2nd Place: Winnipeg Restaurant Experience. ($200)
3rd Place: Never Alone Gift Set (hoodie, necklace, blanket & more)
Top Team Fundraiser
Team Lunch for up to 10 people
Coffee and gourmet doughnuts for up to 10 people
***Never Alone Team is ineligible for prizing
Totals for prizing will be cut off at 10am September 20, 2020
What is the Raffle?
Participants who select the $5 or $15 registration package will also recieve a chance to win one of three amazing prizes.
We will send your ticket(s) with your bandana / t-shirt.
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.