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Lose the Booze is a fundraising challenge where participants live alcohol-free for the month of January raising funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. Booze Losers feel great and help fuel innovation in cancer research and care.

Q&A

Where does my money go?

All funds raised from Lose the Booze directly benefit the BC Cancer Foundation, the fundraising arm of BC Cancer, to support world-class cancer research and care.

What do I have to do?

Start by registering for Lose the Booze. Then set up your fundraising page and start asking friends and families to support you in this challenge. We'll be sending you tips throughout January to help see you all the way to February 1st!

Why is there a registration fee?

100% of your registration fee covers challenge administration so that 100% of the funds you raise go directly to BC Cancer.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

It depends! You have two options to choose from during registration:

Option 1. Pay the $30 registration fee with no fundraising minimum commitment (50% off registration ends December 18th!)
Option 2. Waive your registration fee with a commitment to raise a minimum of $50 before February 1st

Whatever option you choose, we encourage you to set your fundraising goal to $200. In our experience, this is a very achievable target for a month-long challenge. You can decide to make this higher or lower depending on how much you want to raise!

How much do people need to donate to receive a tax receipt?

Donations over $10 will receive an official tax receipt within 10 business days.

Can I collect cash or cheque donations?

Yes. Donations forms are available here and in your Participant Centre. Please ensure cheques include your name and/or team name, and are made payable to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Cheques can be mailed or dropped off to:

Attn: Lose the Booze
BC Cancer Foundation
150-686 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1

Please do not put cash in the mail. Please drop cash off at our offices during business hours, Monday Friday between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.

Holiday Office Hours

December 24–28 – Closed
December 29, 30 & 31 – Regular business hours​ (8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.)
January 1 – Closed

Regular office hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021

If you have any enquiries regarding dropping off a cheque or cash donation over the holidays, please email advancementservices@bccancer.bc.ca

What if I need a day off?

We understand you might have a previously scheduled event (i.e. wedding / birthday) that might make it hard to stick to the challenge. So, we have created a Free Pass option. For a donation of $30, you can take a break, guilt-free!

For more information contact:

Jennifer Northrup, Special Events
jennifer.northrup@bccancer.bc.ca
604.675.8241