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FAQ

We rely on the generous fundraising efforts of our walkers, donors, partners, and volunteers who can help realize our vision of a world without CF. The money raised from the walk funds new research lab discoveries, develops new treatments and invests in quality of improvement for CF care. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis Canada, please visit cysticfibrosis.ca

The walk takes place in various communities across the country on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The walk takes place in various communities across Canada. To find your closest walk location, please click here.

Join our team of volunteers by clicking here

This will put you in contact with your closest regional office. They will be happy to connect with you!

Information about all walk locations can be found on the walk location page. If you have additional questions you can to reach out to your walk coordinator, whose information will be listed on the location page.

  1. The Cystic Fibrosis Canada Infection Prevention and Control Policy will be in effect at all walk locations. Some walk sites provide self-identifying bandanas for walkers with CF. Contact your walk coordinator to find out if these are available at your local walk. For more information about the infection control policy, please click here.

For more information about national or regional sponsorship, please email us at walk@cysticfibrosis.ca

Cystic Fibrosis Canada funds research projects with the greatest potential to advance our understanding and treatment of cystic fibrosis and improve the quality of life for our CF patients. Click here to learn more about what we are funding.

Yes, in order to attend a walk, you must register as a walker. 

From this page, click on the “Register” button at the top of the website. This will guide you through the registration process.

Yes.  To use your previous username and password click here and login with your existing username and password.  Once you have logged in, you will be automatically redirected to register for this year's walk. 

Click here and select 'Forgot Username or Password'.  Enter your information and your username or password will be sent to you via email. 

During the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to “Register as an individual”, “Join a Team” or “Start a Team”.  Click “Start a Team”. When starting a team, you will automatically be the captain of your team and can choose your team name. 

During the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to “Register as an individual”, “Join a Team” or “Start a Team”. Click “Join a Team” and you will be able to search for an existing team name or team captain’s name and join their team. 

We strongly encourage all walkers to register online.  This allows for a quick registration or money drop off on walk day and helps ensure you receive a t-shirt.  If you need to register on walk day, please visit the registration table with your completed pledge form or fundraising results form. 

We have created virtual walks for those who cannot physically attend a walk sire, but would still like to fundraise for the cause.  When registering, simply select the virtual walk in your province and start fundraising! 

Any children aged 2 and under can be added in as a guest on your registration.  Please note that if you add your child as a guest, they will not receive a t-shirt, lunch, etc. If you want your child to receive these things, please register them as a walker.  Everyone over the age of 2 must be registered as a walker. 

Yes. To receive a walk t-shirt, all walkers must fundraise a minimum of $50 or your team must raise an average of $50 per team member.

Depending on the type of donations you have received (online, cash, cheque) there are a couple ways to submit your funds and ensure that you receive a t-shirt.

Online Donations: If you have collected the $50 fundraising minimum using the walk website and all donations have been processed using a credit card by May 1 at 11:59PM EST you are eligible to receive a t-shirt.

Cash Donations: Any donation that is given to you in cash can be paid for through the walk website.  After you have logged into your fundraising home page, select the ‘Personal Homepage’ button then the ‘Manage Cash and Cheques’ button from menu on the left hand side.  Fill out your donor’s information on this page and click ‘Add Donation’. Once you have added the donation, a box will appear at the bottom of the page asking if you would like to ‘Delete’, ‘Edit’ or ‘Pay’ for the donation. Click ‘Pay’ and you will be able to pay for the donation on your credit card and your donor will receive a tax receipt in their name.

Cheque Donations: If you have a cheque that is made out to your name, please deposit the cheque into your bank account then follow the same steps as listed in the ‘Cash Donations’ section of this FAQ.

If you have received a cheque that is made out to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, please mail the cheque to the address below before May 1 and include your name, team name and the name of the walk location you will be attending.  We must receive the donation before May 1 at 11:59 PM EST in order for you to receive a t-shirt, therefore please mail it in advance of the deadline.

                Cystic Fibrosis Canada

                ATTN: Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

                800 – 2323 Yonge St.

                Toronto, ON.

                M4P 2C9

The fundraising homepage is where you can keep track of your online and offline donations, reach out to your network to get donations, thank your supporters, update your personal fundraising page and more!  

Click the “Login” button at the top of the www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk homepage.  Enter your username and password to access your personal fundraising homepage. 

Once logged in, click the “Get Donations” button from the menu on the left of your screen. This will allow you to send an email to your contacts or share a link to your personal fundraising page through social media. You can also ask your friends and family in person for donations. Don’t forget to tell them why you are raising money.

  1. Once logged in, click the “Personal Homepage” tab from the menu on the left of your screen. Scroll down to view or edit your personal message.

Once logged in, click “Manage Cash and Cheques” from the menu on the left of your screen. Enter your donor’s information in the fields provided and click “Add Donation” This will add your offline donations to your online fundraising goal.

Cash and cheques can be brought with you on walk day.  Please complete a pledge form and visit the registration area when you arrive.

Click “Manage Cash and Cheques” and enter your donor’s information. After clicking “Add Donation”, a grey box will appear at the bottom listing the donations you have entered and asking if you would like to “Delete”, “Edit” or “Pay”.  Click “Pay” and you will be able to enter your credit card information and your donor will receive a receipt in their name.

From your personal fundraising homepage, click “Personal Supporters” then ‘Email Your Supporters’ You can use the pre-generate message we have created for you or personalize the message before sending it to your supporters.

Click the “Fundraising Tools” button on www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk or click here to access several guides and handbooks to help you fundraise!

Click the “Login” button at the top of the cysticfibrosis.ca/walk homepage. Click the “Team Homepage” button on the left hand side to see your team’s fundraising homepage.

Once logged in, click the “Get Team Donations or Teammates” button on the left hand side. This will allow you to send emails to your network. You can use the pre-generated message provided or personalize it yourself.  Scroll down the page to share your team’s fundraising page through social media channels.

Once logged in, click “Team Cash and Cheques” under the “Team Homepage” tab on the menu. You can enter your donor’s information here. If you would like to pay for this donation using your credit card, after you have clicked “Add Donation” scroll to the bottom and click the “Pay” button in the grey box.  This will allow you to pay for the donation with your credit card while having a tax receipt issued to your donor.

Only team captains can thank your team’s supporters. Once logged in, click the “All Team Donations” button from the menu.  Click “Thank Your Team Donors”. This will let you send an email directly from our website to your supporters. You can use our pre-generated message or personalize it yourself.

When you start or join a team, you have access to both a personal fundraising page and a team fundraising page.  Some walkers prefer to fundraise under their own name, and some prefer to pool their efforts and fundraise with their team.  If you wish to collect donations under your name, please use the ‘Personal Homepage’ tab on your online fundraising homepage, if you wish to fundraise with your team, please click the ‘Team Homepage’ tab.

If a donor mistakenly donates to your team rather than to you personally, please have your donor send an email to walk@cysticfibrosis.ca and we will move the donation.

Click the “Donate” button from the homepage.  Select if you would like to donate to a participant or team.  You can then search by either the walker’s name or the team name.

Click the “Donate” button from the homepage. Click “General Walk Donations” and enter your information.

Self-donations show that you are invested in raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and sets the bar for your fundraisers to donate a similar amount.  You are given the option to make a self-donation during the registration process and can also make one at any time through your personal fundraising page.

All online donations of $20.00 and over will automatically receive a tax receipt to the email address you provided.  If you did not receive your tax receipt or would like to receive one for a donation less than $20.00, please contact us at walk@cysticfibrosis.ca.

Please contact us at walk@cysticfibrosis.ca and we would be happy to help you. 

Cash and cheque donations can be taken to the registration area on walk day. Please bring a completed pledge or your fundraising results form, which includes your donors’ complete information (address, postal code, email address, etc.) and your contact information in order for them to be receipted.

Due to the volume of donations that we receive on walk day, it can take up to three months from walk day to send tax receipts. If you have not received your tax receipt by this time, please contact us at walk@cysticfibrosis.ca

If you would like your cash and cheque donations to appear on your online fundraising homepage, enter the donations in the “Manage Cash and Cheques” section of your personal or team fundraising homepage. If you have not entered them in this section, they will not be added to your online totals.

Remember to print your Fundraising Results Form. By printing and filling out the form in advance, you’ll make your check-in faster and easier. Don’t forget to bring it along with any cash and cheque donations

To print this form; login to your fundraising homepage and click ‘Personal Homepage’ Then click ‘Pledge & Fundraising Results Forms’.  Select the fundraising results form and it will be emailed to your inbox.

Please check for any weather updates on your walk location page here: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/find-a-walk-location. You will be receiving an e-mail from your walk coordinator/regional staff member outlining any changes to the walk day schedule at your location. If you have any additional questions, please contact your walk coordinator/regional staff member or walk@cysticfibrosis.ca.

Please check for any weather updates on your walk location page here: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/find-a-walk-location. As many of the Walks will continue in the rain, ensure that you come to the walk prepared for the weather!

  • Umbrella
  • Rain jacket
  • Poncho
  • Etc.

You will be receiving an e-mail from your walk coordinator/regional staff member outlining any changes to the walk day schedule at your location. If you have any additional questions, please contact your walk coordinator/regional staff member or walk@cysticfibrosis.ca

Please check for any weather updates on your walk location page here: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/find-a-walk-location. You will be receiving an e-mail from your walk coordinator/regional staff member outlining any changes to the walk day schedule at your location. If you have any additional questions, please contact your walk coordinator/regional staff member or walk@cysticfibrosis.ca.

Please check for any weather updates on your walk location page here: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/find-a-walk-location. As many of the Walks will continue in hot weather, ensure that you come to the walk prepared for the weather!

  • Water
  • Sunscreen (30 SPF Minimum)
  • Hats
  • Walk shirts provided to online registrants work well for light-coloured, loose clothing
  • Have water/ice available for your walkers
  • Etc.