The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is your chance to be a hero. During one amazing weekend, , thousands of women and men are joining forces in to walk 60 kilometres in a bold display of courage and commitment. It’s a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. This extraordinary weekend is about finding the hero in yourself and discovering strength you never knew you had. One in every nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer - maybe even someone special in your life. Make a commitment to this super cause. Find out what it means to be a superhero.
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Absolutely! The Weekend is for everyone - you don’t have to be an athlete to participate. This event is for all kinds of people: mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, and breast cancer survivors. All you need is compassion, determination and a fighting spirit. It will be a challenge, but that’s exactly what makes it so meaningful. Our team of coaches is available to help work out a training plan that fits in with your life and will get you in shape for the walk. We know that you can do it. Just think of yourself as a hero in this mission to end breast cancer.
The Weekend is not a race, so take your time. Walk at your own pace, meet the people around you, share your stories and make new friends. If for any reason you can’t continue, there will be sweep vehicles along the route to take you to Camp.
Whatever your fitness level, our informative Weekend to End Breast Cancer Handbook and Calendar will help you train for the event gradually. And we have a staff of coaches to answer your questions and help you put together a training plan that works for you. We will also organize Training Walks throughout the area where you can get used to long-distance walking, and meet others who will be on the event with you. Call us at or email us at . We understand that people have full-time jobs and full-time lives, and our coaches are happy to help you figure out a training plan that fits your schedule.
How Do I Raise Money?
In order to walk in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, each Walker must raise at least $2,000 for the cause. You may have never raised that much money before, but don’t worry. We’ve helped thousands of people raise more than $100 million for breast cancer causes, and we’ll be here to help you every step of the way. After you register, we’ll send you complete information on how to be a successful fundraiser. We also have a staff of coaches to give you advice, inspire you, and help you exceed your fundraising goals. The money you raise makes a real difference in the fight to end breast cancer. So think of yourself as a hero embarking on a mission to bring breast cancer education, care and research to those that need it most.
There are hundreds of different ways to fundraise. Give us a call at and we'll find the best way for you. Start talking with family and friends about your commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Tell them that you are going to walk 60 kilometres so that we may end this heartbreaking disease for good. They will be amazed by your courage, and you’ll be surprised by their generosity. You’re doing something heroic, something that many people have never dared to do. Once you get going you'll be surprised by what a successful fundraiser you are!
Net proceeds benefit Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, an international leader in the fight against cancer and the largest institution in Canada devoted to cancer treatment, innovative research, and education programs. Funds raised will be used for ground-breaking research, moving us one step closer to a future without breast cancer. For more information,see Your Dollars At Work.Am I On My Own When I'm On the Road?
Not at all! We’re with you every step of the way. It begins on Friday, when you’ll check in, meet your fellow participants, and kick off the event with a smile. Along the route, Pit Stops will provide you with water, sports drinks, snacks, plenty of portable toilets, and lunch. At Camp on Saturday night, you’ll have hot meals and hot showers, and you'll spend the night in a cozy tent. You can eat a hot, nutritious dinner and then enjoy the evening's entertainment or spend some time getting to know new friends. We also transport your gear for you when you’re out walking, so you don’t have to worry about hauling a heavy backpack with you on the route. The journey ends on Sunday, with the inspiring, joyous Closing Ceremonies, where you’ll be greeted and congratulated by your family and friends like the hero that you are. It's an incredible moment that you'll cherish for the rest of your life.
The route is planned and clearly marked to maximize safety and provide a meaningful experience. Though we cannot disclose the route ahead of time, please be assured that we will plan the safest, most scenic route possible.