Colour To Conquer is a new online fundraising program which invites Canadians to colour their hair and fundraise to support world-leading cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. It's also a way to show solidarity for the people affected by the disease. We are challenging individuals, groups of friends, schools, companies and communities to join in and do something fun for a serious cause.
Colour To Conquer month kicks off on May 1, 2019 and ends on May 31st. While we encourage Canadians to register before May 1st, we welcome registrations throughout the month of May. Participants are encouraged to reach (or surpass!) their fundraising targets by May 31st, but we will continue to accept donations until July 1st.
The funds you raise through Colour To Conquer will support world-leading cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Fundraising efforts enable discoveries in cancer research, which are also shared around the world. For more information on The Princess Margaret click here.
Yes, of course you can! You can organize events during the week or the weekend. Let us know what you are up to, and we can help you get the word out. Email us at email@example.com.
This all depends on what look you have decided on. If you want a bold colour that requires bleaching, we recommend you visit your hair stylist. However, not everything has to be permanent. Head to your nearest beauty supply retail store and pick up do-it-yourself products that can be washed out in a day or in a week. Get your friends involved and make it more fun.
The sky is the limit. You can colour your entire head of hair, do streaks or even an under-colour. Don't forget to make a donation or ask others to donate. Bold, brave actions often get attention and drive up donations.
There is no age limit to participate. However if you are under 18, you must get permission from a parent or guardian and send a copy of the consent form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the consent form
Absolutely everyone! You can form a team with your work colleagues, your community organization, sport teams or with friends and family. Follow the team-based fundraising suggestions available here and let us know you've formed a team.
The Team Captain controls the team name, goals and webpage text. They will need to login to their participant portal to update the settings and personalize the web page with a photo and their team's story. If you have any questions call 1-833-813-HAIR (4247)1-833-813-HAIR (4247)
When you log in to your team page you can review all the participants who have signed up and the amounts they have raised. You can also click "Donate Now" at the top of the website and search your team name to find a list of your teammates. If participants have made their profile private, they will not be listed there.
Many studies have looked at hair dyes as a possible risk factor for various types of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Its major goal is to identify causes of cancer. IARC has concluded that personal hair dye use to be “not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans,” based on a lack of evidence from studies in people.
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There is no minimum fundraising amount, but we suggest that you set an ambitious goal if you're going to undergo a dramatic transformation with a bold colour. People will donate to support your efforts if you explain the reasons for your actions and your connection to the cancer cause.
Planning to do something a bit more subtle? Choose a date in May when you are going to colour your hair, donate to yourself and challenge others by spreading the word about your future new look.
Register, complete the registration requirements and create your personal fundraising page.
If you run into any concerns, please email us at email@example.com
The Participant Centre is the password-protected area of the website available to you once you register. Once registered, log in with your username and password to access some excellent tools that will allow you to monitor your donations, set up or edit your Personal Page, send emails to potential donors and more!
Here's a summary of what's available to you:
Yes, you can absolutely receive cash donations. But, please don't mail the cash to us! We don't want it to get lost in the mail. Instead, write a cheque for the donation amount and mail it in with your donation form. Just be sure to enter the donor's information (all fields) on the donation form. You can also make the donation online using your credit card, just be sure to put the donor's information in the required fields.
Download the offline pledge form
Our system only displays your fundraising once it's in the bank - so if you want to thank your sponsors, send them a thank you email.
It's easy with our secure online credit card process. Click the green "Donate" button at the top of this page then select the participant you want to support or make a general donation to the campaign. You will also be prompted to select the country from which you are donating (limited to Canada and USA). Choose a donation amount and follow the instructions. Donors will receive a tax receipt via email.
Yes you can sponsor a team. Search for the team using the team name or the name of the captain. When the team name appears in the list, click the team name and you'll arrive at the team's profile page. Then it's easy to click "Sponsor the Team" and complete your credit card details. A tax deductible receipt and a thank you are sent by email directly to you, and your sponsorship goes towards the team total without sponsoring any specific member of the team.
We have found that lots of people just want to give and don't want a tax receipt. Crowdfunding works this way… so we have added an Easy to Give option. This is particularly useful if you want to give a modest amount of support quickly. And Thank you for this, as any amount matters in our fight to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.
We make every effort to protect your personal information. The software we use for registrations and donations on the website uses industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet. Our software provider is certified as PCI-DSS compliant by Telus, a qualified Security Assessor. Credit card information is never stored in our database or our software provider's database.
If you are donating to a participant in Canada or the US, please check the country specific. Unfortunately, if you make a global or 'other country' donation, a tax receipt is not issued.
If you lost your tax receipt, we can issue a duplicate. Contact Ena Bennett at 416-946-4542416-946-4542, or firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your donation, and we'll email you a replacement. Note that the duplicate is clearly marked 'duplicate'.
Yes you can request privacy for your name and/or the amount you've sponsored. As you make your donation you'll be asked if you're happy to display your name and the amount on the participant's page. Click the boxes as you wish.
Yes. Click the green "Donate" button at the top of this page, then download and print the donation form. Mail this form in with your cheque or fill in your credit card information. Mail the form to the attention of Colour To Conquer Cancer using the mailing address on the form. You can also get a form by emailing us at email@example.com. You will receive a receipt by email if your form includes a valid email address, or by mail if not.
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