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FAQ

The health and safety of the cystic fibrosis community is of the utmost importance to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Due to the growing concern around COVID-19, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has made the decision to switch to a virtual walk this year. The decision was not made lightly; however we believe it is the prudent decision given the unprecedented circumstances.

In short, the ‘Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History: Virtual Challenge’ has just five (social distancing friendly) steps:

  1. Register
  2. Choose your challenge
  3. Tell your friends and family
  4. Fundraise
  5. Complete your challenge

For more details, read our easy ‘Virtual Challenge: How to Guide’.

Note: in past years, we’ve offered a virtual walk options for people who are not able to attend the walk in-person, but would still like to get involved and fundraise. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all walks are virtual.

If you’ve already registered for the 2020 Walk, no need to worry. Your walk location has automatically become a virtual walk and you can continue raising funds for your specific walk location and the funds raised will go back to helping your chapter.

Absolutely! For walkers who have already registered, continue to use your online fundraising page to collect donations. For those who have not registered yet, you can register and create an online fundraising page until May 31st by clicking on the green “Register” button in the top right corner on the walk website. For tips and tricks on how to ask for donations, please visit cysticfibrosis.ca/walk/2020/fundraisingtools.

You can make an online donation at cysticfibrosis.ca/walk by clicking the pink “Donate” button in the top right corner. You can either make a general donation to the walk or search for a team or a walker and donate directly to them!

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 access to life-changing medications, new research lab discoveries, and develops new treatments. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis Canada, please visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca

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.

For more information about sponsoring the virtual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis Canada, please email us at walk@cysticfibrosis.ca

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

With the walk shifting to a virtual walk model this year it is more important now than ever to register for the walk. When you register for the walk, an online fundraising page is created for you, which will allow you to fundraise virtually and collect donations online.

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 click 'Login'. Then 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.  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 site, but would still like to fundraise for the cause.  When registering, simply select the virtual walk in your province and start fundraising! 

We ask that anyone who attends the walk registers through the website. This helps us to better understand the number of people attending walks in order to accurately estimate number of lunches, supplies, etc. to order. You may bring your child under the age of 2 as a guest on walk day, however your child will not receive lunch, etc. If you would like your child to receive these things, please register them as a walker. 

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. 

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.