FAQs

About the Gifts for the Cure

Yes! Your donation goes directly towards the very items you are purchasing. For example, your $10 gift of A Phone Call goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) support and information programs. Thanks to your gift, our highly informed and compassionate team is just a phone call away to anyone affected by cancer.

Yes, your donation goes towards CCS’s research, support and information programs. For example, your $10 gift of A Phone Call goes directly to CCS’s support and information programs. Thanks to your gift, our highly informed and compassionate team is just a phone call away to anyone affected by cancer.

In the event that donations exceed the activity’s requirements, CCS will redirect funds to similar programs or to where it is needed the most.

Matched gifts are about matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Thanks to our generous corporate donors, your donation will go twice as far giving more power to your Gift for the Cure, helping more Canadians living with cancer, and investing more money into critical research for the cure. Look for the match icon to choose gifts that go further.

Your gift will go twice as far when you purchase the following:

Gift Match Provided By You Donate Total Value
A BRA Iron Mountain $50 $100
A Shoulder to Lean On Scotties $75 $150
Build a Community Support Group Iron Mountain $500 $1000

* Iron Mountain will match gifts up to $25,000 and Scotties will match gifts up to $50,000. In the event that donations exceed the activity’s requirements, the Canadian Cancer Society will redirect funds to similar programs or to where it is needed the most.

Yes, when you make your donation online, you will receive an acknowledgement and email with a tax receipt immediately. For phone and mail orders you will receive a tax receipt for any donation greater than $20 whether you buy a gift for yourself or give to someone else. You will receive your tax receipt in the mail, about three weeks after your gift is processed.

Our Charitable Registration No. is 118829803 RR 0001.

This statistic refers to population-level risk. An individual woman's risk of developing metastatic breast cancer after a breast cancer diagnosis depends on a number of factors including breast cancer type, stage, and grade. Women diagnosed with breast cancer should speak to their oncologist about personal risk of recurrence.