FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is BMO Ride for Cancer?

BMO Ride for Cancer is the largest cycling fundraising event in Atlantic Canada. Participants, inclusive of veteran cyclists, recreational and rookie riders, ride their choice of distance options via the Rum Runners Trail or by the road. Riders fundraise in their communities to support the event’s mission – to transform cancer care, here at home for Atlantic Canadians.

When is BMO Ride for Cancer happening?

BMO Ride for Cancer will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2024. BMO Ride for Cancer takes participants on some of the most scenic cycling routes that Nova Scotia has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, a first-time rider, or any level in between, we have the perfect route for you! Choose one of our eight distance options on either the scenic Rum Runners Trail or a road route alongside our beautiful coastline. All of our riders will start in Halifax (Bayers Lake) at our Event Grounds and ride either the Rum Runners Trail out and back based on their chosen distance option or through the picturesque South Shore and back. They will cross our epic finish line where they started at our Event Grounds.

Who is organizing this event?

This event is managed and operated by the QEII Foundation.

Where will the proceeds go?

Nova Scotia has the highest cancer rates in all of Canada. 1 in 3 patients will not survive. To help combat these alarming stats, our 2024 BMO Ride for Cancer community is rallying like never before to introduce liquid biopsy technology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. With a simple blood test that can happen anywhere in the province, QEII experts will use this revolutionary technology to uncover whether patients are cancer-free after surgery, the earliest signs if their cancer has returned, and how best to treat it. This project will be funded by our 2024 BMO Ride community and generous donors.

Donors

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the QEII Foundation (Charitable Business No. 88646 3496 RR0001). Online donations will be acknowledged immediately via email with their attached tax receipt.

Can I make a donation using cash or personal cheque?

Yes. Click here for a donation form that you can print and fill out manually. Then drop off or mail the completed form, along with your donation to: ATTN: Ride for Cancer 5657 Spring Garden Road, Suite 3005 Park Lane Mall – M3 – Box 231 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

Who do I make the cheques payable to?

Please make cheques payable to “QEII Foundation – Ride for Cancer”.

How do I find a friend, family member, colleague, or team to sponsor?

If you want to make a donation in support of a specific friend, family member or team who is participating in BMO Ride, click here and search for the participant or team you wish to sponsor.

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes! On the second page of the donation form, you will have the option to choose whether you want your name on the participant’s public-facing honour roll.

Can I support a team instead of an individual participant?

If you want to make a donation in support of a team participating in BMO Ride for Cancer, click here and search the team name you wish to support.

Will I receive a tax receipt if I sponsor myself?

CRA guidelines state that you may not be eligible for a tax receipt should you receive benefits as a result of your donation. These benefits may include waiving the registration fee or prize draws being made prior to the event or on event day.

If you wish to support the event with a personal donation and receive a tax receipt, you may make a general donation, or you may sponsor a team or another participant. If you wish to make a donation to your own fundraising total, you may opt-out of receiving prizes.

Please ensure your gift is given directly to the QEII Foundation office (not entered online) so that a tax receipt less any benefits (including free registration) may be issued.

What is the charitable business number?

The Charitable Business Number is: 88646 3496 RR0001

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the BMO Ride for Cancer team by email at info@yourrideforcancer.ca or by telephone at 1-888-428-0220.

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