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Frequently asked questions

Yes! Your donation goes directly towards the very items you are purchasing. For example, your $10 gift of A Phone Call goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) support and information programs. Thanks to your gift, our highly informed and compassionate team is just a phone call away to anyone affected by cancer.

Yes, your donation goes towards CCS’s research, support and information programs. For example, your $10 gift of A Phone Call goes directly to CCS’s support and information programs. Thanks to your gift, our highly informed and compassionate team is just a phone call away to anyone affected by cancer. In the event that donations exceed the activity’s requirements, CCS will redirect funds to similar programs or to where it is needed the most.

Many Gifts for the Cure are matched by generous funding partners, and these gifts will have an even greater impact. Matched gifts are the best way to multiply the power of your donation. 

Yes, when you make your donation online, you will receive an acknowledgement and email with a tax receipt immediately. For phone and mail orders you will receive a tax receipt for any donation greater than $20 whether you buy a gift for yourself or give to someone else. You will receive your tax receipt in the mail, about three weeks after your gift is processed.Our Charitable Registration No. is 118829803 RR 0001.

Yes! Visit our impact section to learn more about how Gifts for the Cure are changing lives.  

When placing an order online, you can select and send an e-card, or a PDF greeting card, just prior to checkout. A link to the PDF greeting card will be sent to you via email.

Yes. If you order by phone or complete a mail order form, we will send you a PDF greeting card via email so you can personalize and print your own greeting card. Or, provide us with the name and email address for your recipient and a brief personal message and we can send the e-card.

The e-cards and PDF cards are free with the purchase of any Gift for the Cure!

During checkout, you will be prompted to select a card option for each gift you give. If you choose an e-card, you can also select the date you wish the card to be sent.

No, whether you send a greeting card or not is completely up to you! Simply, select ‘No card’ when prompted to select the greeting card type.

Yes! During the checkout process, when you select an e-card, you will be prompted to select the date you would like your e-card to be sent.

If you are sending an e-card, your personal message can be up to 500 characters.

Yes. After placing the item in your cart, you will have the option to personalize your greeting card with the message of your choice in order to honour the memory of a loved one in the way you choose.

After you write your message, click on “Preview card” to see what your message looks like in the card you’ve chosen. If you are happy with it, click “Save this card.” If you want to make changes, you can simply edit what you have written.

Online gift purchases can be paid for with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. If you mail in your donation you may also pay by cheque, made payable to the Canadian Cancer Society. If you order by phone you can pay by credit card only.

Yes. Immediately after you purchase your Gifts for the Cure online you will receive an order confirmation and tax receipt via email. If you purchase your Gifts for the Cure through phone, you will have the option to send your order confirmation and tax receipt via email or mail. If you purchase your Gifts for the Cure through the mail, you will receive an order confirmation and tax receipt three weeks after we have processed your gift order.

Yes. When you enter your billing address, you can enter the name of your organization.

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