Looking for a fun and effective way to support our cause? Join our Facebook fundraise challenges to connect with a community committed to raising funds for our mission, programs and research.
The best part? You'll also be part of a supportive Canada-wide group of like-minded individuals who share your passion for our cause and are united in a challenge goal. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join the challenge or donate to yours.
What are Facebook Fundraising Challenges?
Facebook Fundraising Challenges are private groups, exclusively on Facebook, that enable you to commit to a goal while fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Challenges are month-long opportunities to get involved with the cancer cause in a meaningful way. New Challenges are continually developed at CCS - there’s something for everyone!
Why get involved?
Join our community of fundraisers who are committed to saving and improving the lives of those affected by cancer. Get involved at your own comfort level and challenge yourself to achieve the goal. Challenges are a great way to connect with your friends, family, and colleagues and get active.
50 km dog walk
80 km Run challenge
Compassionate support programs
You cannot directly connect your fitness tracker to the challenge at this time, but you may track your progress in many ways on paper, through a health app, or directly in Facebook Messenger.
To log your activity directly on Facebook, opt into Messenger, and type "Menu", then enter and click on the "Log KMs" button. Once there, enter the number of km you achieved that day!
Thanks to our holistic approach to cancer research, as well as our rigorous review process, CCS has a rich legacy of fueling discoveries that have helped us better control cancer and improve outcomes for people affected by the disease.
Visit our research page to learn more about our diverse portfolio of research grants and awards.
Unfortunately, we cannot link any donations done outside of Facebook to your challenge fundraiser. You can have your friend send you money or a cheque directly, and then you can donate on their behalf on Facebook.
If you are the one inputting a donation, Facebook will show the donation under your name. We recommend giving your friend a shoutout on your Facebook page by tagging and thanking them for their donation in a comment. Thank you for supporting our mission.
Other ways you and your network can support include donating online, participating in an event, starting an independent fundraiser and volunteering in your community.
There are no age limits to participate in our Facebook challenges - everyone is welcome - however, you must have a Facebook account in order to fundraise, donate, register in Messenger, create a team, and claim rewards throughout the challenge. If your friends or family members without a Facebook account would like to join, you can record their activity with yours in Messenger. Inviting friends is not required, but is definitely recommended to hold you accountable and motivate you to finish the challenge strong. Have fun and make this challenge your own!