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Workout to Conquer CancerTM is a month-long fitness challenge benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Move in May and raise funds for groundbreaking cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.

The Challenge

Workout to Conquer Cancer challenges you to move and exercise for the month of May and ask people to support you in raising funds for life-saving cancer research.

As a Workout participant you’ll have access to a wide range of drop-in fitness classes offered by our Workout Partners. You can schedule and sample classes including yoga, spin, Zumba and barre, and on days you can’t make a class, go for a run, bike ride or hike. The choice is yours!

By signing up for Workout to Conquer Cancer, you will not only improve your health and fitness, you will also show a meaningful commitment to support over 27,000 British Columbians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

Q&A

Why is Workout changing from a one day event to a month long challenge?

Workout 2017 is evolving to allow for growth, flexibility and the ability to add to our incredible roster of training partners, giving participants an enriched experience that can be done on their own time.

Where does my money go?

The funds you raise for Workout to Conquer Cancer will support research initiatives into all cancers, including breast, ovarian and lymphoid—to name a few—where researchers are making major advancements into the early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Over the past five years a number of breakthrough discoveries have catapulted BC Cancer Agency scientists onto the world stage. These discoveries would not be possible without people like you.

When is Workout 2017 taking place?

Workout will take place during the whole month of May 2017, with a commitment to get moving every day.

What do I have to do?

Get moving every day! This challenge is to encourage you to move every day. You can hike, bike, box, swim, stretch, attend a fitness class the choice is yours. Weekly fitness plans and at-home workout videos will also be available for download to use during the month. 

 As a Workout participant you’ll have access to attend a wide range of discounted drop-in fitness classes offered by our Workout Partners. 100% of proceeds from these classes go to the BC Cancer Foundation. You can schedule and sample classes including yoga, spin, Zumba and barre and on days you can’t make a class, go for a run, bike ride or hike. The choice is yours!

How do I register for Workout 2017?

Online registration opens October 2016. Email notifications to all 2016 and past Workout participants will be shared once online registration is open.

How much is registration for Workout 2017?

The registration fee for Workout 2017 is $25. This fee offsets the costs of setting up this challenge, so that the money you raise can directly support life-saving cancer research.

What fitness studios or training partners will be involved?

We are thrilled to have Barre Fitness, Fit in 30, Tommy Europe, Krista Popowych and YYoga already on board for May 2017 and we’ll be working to bring on many more. You can find all of our partners listed here.

How much do I have to raise?

There is no mandatory minimum, however we suggest setting your fundraising goal at $300. In our experience, this is a very achievable target for a challenge that you are undertaking for a whole month. But you can decide to make this higher or lower depending on how much you’d like to raise!

Can I still build a team?

Absolutely! We actually encourage it. Working out with others builds motivation, accountability, and camaraderie! Fundraising and team building will be a big part of this month long fitness challenge.

NOTE: We encourage anyone interested to follow along online with our social channels via @workoutbc and updates will also be shared via email and updates coming soon to the Workout website.

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:

Workout to Conquer Cancer
BC Cancer Foundation Special Events Office
2560 Heather Street
Vancouver, BC, V5Z0A6

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.


Have more questions? Contact us at workout@bccancer.bc.ca or call 604.675.8245