Through our Signature Events, VIP Cultivation Events and Cancer Connections, corporate sponsors have a vast array of sponsorship opportunities in a range of prices. The Cancer Foundation offers exclusive corporate sponsorship packages – with competitive advertising benefits crossing a number of media platforms including print, newspaper, publishing, internet and TV.
Cancer Foundation Signature Events
Fight for the Cure - Fight for the Cure is a gala event rivaling Vegas fight nights. The evening features a celebrity amateur boxing bout, pitting two first-time white collar boxers challenging the other. Boxing lovers will enjoy ring-side access to 5 high-level amateur boxing bouts, a reception, fine dining and special guests.
The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers - The Weekend to End All Women’s Cancers is a prime example of how people can make a difference in the fight against all women’s cancers. During one amazing weekend in June, women and men unite in the nation’s capital to walk 60 kilometres in a bold display of courage and commitment. It’s a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors and help bring the best cancer care to women who so desperately need it.
Do It For Dad! - Do It For Dad! takes place every year on Father’s Day. It’s a celebration for the entire family organized to raise awareness and funds in the fight against men’s cancers. Participants can choose the 5km or 10km timed run or the 2km Family Walk and then treat Dad to a Father’s Day breakfast.
The Grape Stomp - Join us for a grape cause as teams of 4 compete against each other to win the “I Stomp on Cancer” Relay trophy! In partnership with the Preston Street BIA, the Cancer Foundation hosts this 4 step relay race in support of lung cancer research. The event take place in the heart of little Italy and is grounded in Italian tradition.
Quest for a Cure – A one-of-a-kind Charity Adventure Race inspired by 2 firefighters who connected adventure racing with the race to survive cancer. A successful adventure racing team works together to overcome challenges (biking, hiking, swimming and orienteering), not unlike the team of doctors, patients and medical community work together in the fight against cancer.
Cancer Connections – Public Education Series
Courage Campaign Drive - The Courage Campaign Drive is a multi-hour, live to air event that is broadcast live on /A\ Morning Ottawa. It is both a celebration and a call to action for people touched by cancer in our community. The Telethon offers unique on-camera recognition opportunities for our corporate partners.
Public Lecture Series - The Cancer Connection Lecture Series was established to increase awareness and education around cancer prevention. The lectures are public presentations followed by a question and answer period. The Cancer Foundation actively searches for experts who specialize in lifestyle and healthy living research as it pertains to cancer prevention. We aim to offer two lectures a year.
VIP Cultivation Events
Clinical Trials Breakfast - The Clinical Trials Breakfast is a high-impact, highly personal, emotional event that is just one hour in length, with minimal materials, and a personal ask to all attendees. Guests are invited by table Hosts to a “free” breakfast. Hosts target individuals who can make a minimum donation of $1,000. Funds raised at this event are directed to funding Clinical Trials here in Ottawa to ensure local residents have access to research and new therapies.
NAC/Cancer Foundation Partnered Fundraiser - Enjoy a passionate evening of award-winning music and fundraising to benefit the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The evening also features cocktails under the NAC rooftop terrace, a sumptuous dinner prepared by NAC Executive Chef, followed by an intimate performance by leading, “big ticket” Canadian performers for 120 guests—a truly unique opportunity to get ‘up close’ to big venue performers.
We know that your organization, its employees and its clients are unique. We have provided a brief overview of the various corporate opportunities available at the Cancer Foundation and are also open stepping outside those opportunities to create a custom partnership. We look forward to speaking with you and beginning a lasting and mutually rewarding relationship!
Corporate Philanthropy, Naming Opportunities and MAPLESOFT Centre Program Sponsorship
Mary Ann MacIntosh
Vice-President, Corporate & Community Engagement
Corporate Sponsorship, Employee Giving and Charity of Choice
Corporate Development Officer