Can friends and family make a donation to a participant by clicking through the main website?
Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate a Rider or Crew Member by clicking on the "Donate Now" button. By typing in the name of the participant, they will be directed to the participant's Personal Page. Having the Rider’s or Crew Member’s Participant ID Number handy will speed up the process.
Can I donate using traditional mail?
Yes. Just mail in your cheque donation (we cannot accept cash). Each donation must have a completed donation form that has the Participant ID Number of the Rider or Crew Member you are sponsoring. Please make sure to mail both items to the address indicated at the upper left corner of your donation form.
How can I see who has donated to me?
If you've chosen the default, you will automatically receive an email notifying you when a donation has been made. Or, you can login to the site using your Username and Password and go to your Personal Page. Click on the "My Progress" tab and you will be able to view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.
How can I effectively plan a Fundraising Party?
Decide on the type, date and location of your party. Use your imagination or try one of the following: sausage sizzle, casino night, raffle, trivia night or garage sale.
At your Fundraising Party, show The Ride Orientation Video. It shows the spirit of the ride, and provides important information about where their donations will be going. After the video, pass out donation forms. Your guests will be so inspired by your commitment that you are certain to get many donations on the spot. Fundraising parties are successful when they take place in a controlled environment where the guests can focus on the presentation. Nightclubs or busy restaurants don’t usually work well. Do not sell tickets to the event. Your guests will listen to the presentation thinking they have already contributed if they have purchased a ticket. Let your guests rise to the occasion and donate on their own. Be up front about the purpose of the party. Don’t take your guests by surprise.
Note: if you are interested in holding a fundraising event outside of your home and are planning to either serve or sell liquor, you may be required to obtain a liquor license. Please contact your liquor licensing board to ensure you comply with their policies and receive appropriate approval. If a license is required we are unable to assist with the process. Please talk to the licensing bureau directly for all information on the availability of such a license. Please note that neither The Ride nor the beneficiary can be named on the license. Likewise, if you wish to hold a raffle or 50/50 draw, you must apply for a license.
We have a number of very successful fundraising techniques and ideas that do not require special permits or licenses, so please call us today and chat with one of the guides.
How do donors obtain their tax receipts?
Donors who donate online with a valid email address will receive a tax receipt via email. Donors who mail in a donation will receive their receipt by email if they give a valid email address, and by mail if they do not give an email address but they do give a valid mailing address.
How do I change a name on the Fundraising Honour Roll?
To update or change a name on the Fundraising Honour Roll, simply call us at or send us an email at with the revised information and we will update your Fundraising Honour Roll for you.
How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
You will need to login to your Participant Centre. On the bottom right side of your Personal Page, you can click to modify your personal fundraising goal. Enter your new goal and submit the changes.
How do I raise money?
The need for new cancer treatments and prevention methods is great. That’s why each participant must raise at least $2,500 in order to ride. 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 cancer causes, and we’ll be here to help you every step of the way. Of course you can call our expert Ride Guides at any time with questions at .
Once you sign up for The Ride, you’ll receive a Ride Manual where you’ll learn how to ask for donations and how to keep track of your fundraising progress. You’ll also have your own webpage on our site where you can post your photo, tell your story, and then email the link to the page to your donors so they can donate straight to you online! Once you are a Rider, we’ll give you all the tools you need and we’ll be there for you the whole way. That’s our promise. to visit our Fundraising page and see how you can get started now!
How is my credit card number handled?
Credit card numbers are not stored in our database. During the donation process we send your credit card number to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.
How much money raised by goes to the cause?
All donations go immediately to . Proceeds from the event stay in our state and will deliver breakthrough research, screening programs, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at .
Where can I get a donation form?
Registered Participants can print donation forms directly from their Personal Page to give them to donors who wish to mail in their donation (the address is right there on the form). If you are a donor, please go to the Participant’s Personal Page, then click on the link on the left side of the Personal Page to download a copy of the donation form. You can also call our office and we can mail or fax you a donation form.
If you still have any questions about Fundraising, simply call our office at or send us an email at .