Your supporters want to see why CHEO is special to you!
Encourage friends and family to donate to your RBC Race for the Kids fundraising efforts in lieu of receiving gifts.
Host a dinner party for friends and family and ask for a donation in return. At your dinner party, explain what you’re doing and why CHEO is important to you!
Reach out to your network letting them know that you are participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to benefit youth mental health at CHEO. Encourage them to support you and share your motivation.
Set up a jar in a communal area where people can contribute their loose change. You will be surprised how quickly the dollars will add up!
Whether it’s making bracelets or cookies, think of a hobby or interest and turn it into a product that can be sold.
Invite your coworkers to participate and contribute! Making your organization’s participation in the RBC Race for the Kids an annual tradition builds team spirit.
Can often double, triple or quadruple your team’s fundraising which helps more kids at CHEO.
Take advantage of your organization’s inter-office mail or newsletter to get the word out about your participation in the RBC Race for the Kids event. Change your voicemail and email signature to promote your fundraising efforts!
Collect donations from employees for office casual. Make sure to check in with your organization’s HR team for dress code guidelines.
For over 40 years CHEO has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth from birth to age 18 in eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of northern Ontario. The following video highlights how CHEO is here to serve the needs of children and youth in our region and beyond. Help us make sure CHEO continues to be the top-notch healthcare facility it is today.
Be sure to ‘like’ the CHEO Hospital Facebook page:@cheokids.
When you name CHEO in your Facebook posts type the @sign before our name.
When uploading images and videos of your event, tag them CHEO.
Follow CHEO: @cheohospital. In your tweets include @CHEO so we can find your tweets!
Use #RBCRacefortheKids and #CHEO hashtags
READ BELOW FOR WHAT TO DO WITH CASH AND CHEQUES RECEIVED FROM YOUR SUPPORTERS.
If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to the CHEO Foundation, follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away:
MAIL OR HAND-DELIVER CHEQUES TO:
Attn: RBC Race for the Kids
415 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M8
All cash and cheques must be accompanied by a completed offline pledge form.
*Be sure the cheques are made out to CHEO Foundation. Include your full name and team name on your package.
Submit your pledges with the completed offline pledge form when you pick up your event bib or on event day at the registration area.