Fundraising

Through participation and fundraising your support will help the children and youth at CHEO.

GET STARTED TODAY

  1. Register to participate in Sporting Life 10k Ottawa. During the registration process a fundraising page is automatically created for you.
  2. Personalize your fundraising page and set a fundraising goal.
  3. Share the link to your fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues through social media and email.
  4. Feel good about making a difference for kids at CHEO!
100% of net proceeds will benefit oncology care and research at CHEO.

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Fundraising Prize
Win two WestJet tickets

For every $250 you fundraise, your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a return trip for two (2) people to any scheduled WestJet destination* (charters exempt). Draw will take place on Sunday, May 14. (Some restrictions apply)

Run for Free

When you fundraise a minimum of $150 online by 5 p.m. EST on May 14, 2017 you are eligible to have your race registration reimbursed.*

*In order to qualify, the $150 total cannot include any personal donations made by you to your own personal fundraising page.
*The registration reimbursement does not include HST or processing fees.
*All reimbursements will be issued by no later than September 30, 2017.

Run For Free FAQ’s
Opting out of your Reimbursement – helping more kids at CHEO

  • CHEO incurs the cost of your registration as our way of saying thank you for your commitment to raising critical funds for children at CHEO.
  • By opting out of receiving a refund, you will receive a gift-in-kind donation tax receipt and make a meaningful difference in the life of a child.

How will I receive my reimbursement?

  • Instructions on how to receive your reimbursement will be emailed to the address you provided when you signed up to fundraise.



Fundraising Toolkit

Fundraising Tips and Ideas

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PERSONALIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Your supporters want to see why CHEO is special to you!

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BIRTHDAYS / SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Encourage friends and family to donate to your #SL10k fundraising efforts in lieu of giving gifts.

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HOST A DINNER PARTY
Host a dinner party for friends and family and ask for a donation in return. At your dinner party, explain what you’re doing and why CHEO is important to you!

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SPARE CHANGE JAR
Set up a jar in a communal area where people can contribute their loose change. You will be surprised how quickly the dollars will add up!

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EMAIL FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COWORKERS
Starting with your network, reach out to your family, friends and co-workers to support you in your fundraising efforts. If you have a motivation behind raising money for oncology care perhaps share your personal story to motivate people to donate.

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USE YOUR TALENTS AND SELL
Whether it’s making bracelets or cookies, think of a hobby or interest and turn it into a product that can be sold.

Fundraising in Your Workplace

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CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
See if your organization matches charitable contributions, these can often double, triple or quadruple your team’s fundraising which helps more kids at CHEO.

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BIRTHDAYS / SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Encourage friends and family to donate to your #SL10k fundraising efforts in lieu of giving gifts.

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MEET THE PRESS
Take advantage of your organization’s inter-office mail or newsletter to get the word out about your team and the #SL10K. Change your voicemail and email signature to promote your team’s fundraising efforts!

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DRESS DOWN DAYS
Collect donations from employees for office casual. Make sure to check in with your organization’s HR team for dress code guidelines.

Watch this CHEO video and share it with your network

Year over year CHEO builds on its reputation as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth from birth to age 18 in eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of northern Ontario. Watch this video to meet some of the dedicated staff and hear in their words the ways that CHEO is making a difference. Share it with your network and inspire them to donate to this important initiative.

Social Media – Share your Fundraising Progress!

#SL10k #CHEO
Facebook
  • ‘Like’ the #SL10k Ottawa Facebook Page: @SL10KOTT
  • ‘Like’ the CHEO Hospital Facebook page: @cheokids
  • When you name CHEO in your Facebook posts type the @sign before our name When uploading images and videos of your event, tag them CHEO
Twitter
  • Follow CHEO: @cheohospital
  • In your tweets include @CHEO and @sportinglifecan so we can find your tweets Use the #SL10K & #CHEO hashtags

Pledge Form for Offline Donations

Offline Donations – What to do

If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to you personally (NOT to the CHEO Foundation), follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away and email a tax receipt to your supporter:

  1. Go to your personal fundraising page and hit the ‘Donate Now’ button.
  2. Enter the dollar amount from a specific donor and in the Billing Information section enter your donor’s information (their name, address, email, phone) NOT YOURS.
  3. Enter in YOUR credit card number.
  4. Once the payment is processed, the charge will be made to your credit card BUT it will be your supporter who receives the emailed tax receipt for the amount they donated.

Pledge form for offline donations

Mail or hand-deliver cheques to:

CHEO Foundation
Attn: Sporting Life
415 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M8

All cash and cheques must be accompanied by a completed offline pledge form.

*Be sure the cheques are payable to the CHEO Foundation and indicate that this is for Sporting Life. Include your full name and team name on your package.

Drop off your pledges when you pick up your run kit or on run day.

The CHEO Foundation will have a booth at the Sporting Life Store during run kit pick-up, as well as the start and finish line on run day. Come by to see us and drop off your pledges. For more information, please contact kguenette@cheofoundation.com or call 613-738-3964.

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