Fundraise - Tips & Tools

Thank you for your help in powering life-changing support, awareness and research through your Walk. Your fundraising directly impacts thousands of families across the country affected by ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope has raised over $21 million to date. This year, your Walk can help further programming and vital research into prevention and improved treatments, bringing us closer to stopping this disease for good.

Ready to get started? Here’s how to get a jump on fundraising:

Fundraising 101

Step 1: Register

First thing’s first! Visit the registration page to sign up as an individual, join a team or start a team of your own.

Step 2: Personalize your fundraising page

Your personal fundraising page tells others who you’re walking for, whether it’s yourself, someone you love, or generations to come. Inspire your donors by sharing your story.

Step 3: Set your sights on a fundraising goal

An ambitious fundraising goal shows people your level of commitment to this important cause. Potential donors want to see you succeed and setting your sights high will motivate them to give generously in hopes of helping you achieve your target.

Step 4: Be your first donor

Setting the stage for giving through a personal donation highlights your dedication and inspires others to rise to the challenge by following suit.

Step 5: Reach out

Make a list of potential donors you wish to connect with. Share your story with them through emails, face-to-face conversations and social media. A variety of fundraising materials are available to assist with your outreach.

Step 6: Give thanks

Thank donors personally and update them every so often with your progress so they can understand their impact.

Team fundraising

Want to show your strength in numbers? Joining as a team is a wonderful way to experience the Walk while strengthening relationships and raising even more money to help overcome ovarian cancer.

Team Tip: Choose a creative team name and coordinate Walk day outfits to show your solidarity!

Corporate matching

Take your fundraising even further. Many corporations offer matching programs, in many cases these can double the fundraising efforts put forward by employees. Ask your HR department about what’s available at your company.

Fundraising tools

Everything you need to achieve fundraising success is at your fingertips. Use these tools to reach out to potential donors and track your progress.

Remember: Your ongoing fundraising has an immediate life-changing impact through programs in support and awareness. It also helps fund vital research into preventing ovarian cancer, improving treatment and one day, finding a cure.

Asking by mail

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Donation letter template (Text Document)
Request donations and share your story to personalize the message

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Email signatures
Let others know you are taking part in

English Signature
French signature

Promotional materials

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Ovarian Cancer Canada brochure (PDF)
Share information about the organization’s programs and initiatives

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Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope brochure (PDF)
Learn about the impact of the Walk

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Impact of donations (PDF)
Learn how funds from the Walk have helped make a difference

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Editable posters
Post details of your Walk on boards in your community

Letter format, 8.5"x11" (PDF)
Tabloid format, 11"x17" (PDF)

Fundraising on-the-go

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Fundraising Tracker (PDF)
Watch your donations grow and see how close you are to achieving your goal

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Pledge form (PDF)
Track offline donations made by cash, cheque or credit card

Go social

Expand your fundraising by taking to social media. Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to promote your personal fundraising page. Share your story and post your fundraising goal, update your network on your progress, and ask your friends and followers for their support.

In addition to these tools, your Participant Centre enables you to share updates with just a few simple clicks. Use the social media sharing buttons on the right hand side of your Participant Centre to post your personal fundraising page directly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Facebook cover picture

Change your cover picture on Facebook to let your friends know you’re participating in the Walk

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