Golf Fore the Cure: FAQs - Canadian Cancer Society

Thank you for your interest in Golf Fore the Cure! We’ve tried to answer any questions you may have, but if we’ve missed something, please contact us so, we can help you.

What is Golf Fore the Cure?

Golf Fore the Cure is a partnership between Golf Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, through which golfers plan, coordinate, and host fundraising events or tournaments while raising money for the breast cancer cause.

These events or tournaments are held anywhere the game is played such as golf courses, driving ranges, mini putt facilities, etc. and with activities that involve swinging a golf club.

Why should I participate?

Each year, thousands of women across the country are making a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by breast cancer, one round at a time, through Golf Fore the Cure.

Help make a difference. Host or take part in a Golf Fore the Cure event near you. To learn more, visit: today!

How do I register for Golf Fore the Cure?

We can’t wait to welcome you at Golf Fore the Cure! To register:

  1. Search for your event location
  2. Create an account or sign in with the one you already have
  3. Follow the rest of the registration prompts

If you’re starting a new team, you’ll have to register a new tournament. If you’re joining an existing team, you’ll need to know the name of the tournament you want to join.

What is your Privacy Policy?

Read our Privacy Policy here.

Do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, charitable tax receipts will be issued for any donations made.

For offline donations, charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more will be issues. If you would like a receipt for a donation of less than $20, please contact our Donor Care team via email or by calling 1-888-939-3333.

What is the deadline to submit my pledge forms?

We encourage you to download our post-event wrap up package here. Once your event day has passed, your next step will be to return all information, donations and documentation outlined in this Post Event Wrap Up Package back to the Canadian Cancer Society within 2 weeks following your event date.

Please mail your post-event wrap up package and donations to:

ATTN: Corporate Partnerships
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M4V 2Y7

Please submit all information by November 30, 2022 at the latest. This will provide ample time for the Donor Care team at the Canadian Cancer Society to process all donations and to issue tax receipts. Submission after this date will cause delays in receiving your tax receipt.

The latest date that 2022 tax receipts will be issued is February 28, 2023. If you have not received a tax receipt by this date, please contact Donor Care by email at or toll-free by calling 1-888-939-3333 or locally by calling 416-961-7223.

Why can’t tour coordinators donate funds raised through Golf Fore the Cure events through their local Canadian Cancer Society office?

As a community of golfers, we want to be able to quantify the impact we are making against breast cancer. This is why the Canadian Cancer Society requires Golf Fore the Cure tournament coordinators to remit their funds to the Canadian Cancer Society’s national office so that they can keep track of the funds raised by golfers across Canada.

To reduce administration expenses, the Canadian Cancer Society operates on a national model to ensure that the money you’re donating has the biggest possible impact. The charity’s donation processing team is based out of their national office and can ensure the funds you raise are allocated to either breast cancer research or support services. Please note, the charity’s local offices do not have the capacity to track and designate funds raised through Golf Fore the Cure events. Rest assured that funds raised through Golf For the Cure are changing the lives of local women for the better.

Why do I have to fundraise?

Money raised through fundraising events like Golf Fore the Cure go towards supporting groundbreaking breast cancer research, including prevention, early detection, and support services for women and families impacted by cancer.

How will you use the money that I raise?

Funds raised through Golf Fore the Cure in support of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are changing the lives of local women for the better.

As the largest national charitable funder of breast cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research that changes the way breast cancer is treated, improving outcomes and saving lives.

The Canadian Cancer Society knows that the words “you have breast cancer” can change people’s lives in an instant and create questions and needs never before experienced. With the funds raised through Golf Fore the Cure events, CCS provides a comprehensive support system to local women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, by:

  • operating a national cancer information helpline where people with questions about cancer can speak with a trained professional to learn more about their diagnosis, or the local services available to support them.
  • connecting people with others who have had a similar breast cancer experience, which can help women living with breast cancer and their family members by providing information, reducing anxiety and limiting feelings of isolation.
  • providing current, reliable information on breast cancer (about screening, diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer) in addition to connecting women to services in their communities.
  • helping women find wigs when they lose their hair as a result of cancer treatment.
  • Providing a home away from home at one of our Lodges, for people who don’t live near a cancer centre and need to travel for treatment.