About Lose the Booze

Lose the Booze is a month-long alcohol-free challenge during February 2017 to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and groundbreaking cancer research.

By signing up to Lose the Booze, not only will you likely see a difference on your wallet and waistline, you will be showing a great commitment to over 27,000 British Columbians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

Where does my money go?
The BC Cancer Foundation's Lose the Booze will have a significant impact on the future of cancer care by funding groundbreaking discoveries with the power to improve early detection, treatment and outcomes for cancer patients in B.C. and beyond. We all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency, we fund critical research that brings forth new treatment options and hope for the many that face a cancer journey each day.

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 February to help see you all the way to March 1st!

Why is there a registration fee?
The $28 registration fee signifies your commitment of $1 a day to Lose the Booze for an entire month. It also offsets the costs of setting up this challenge, so that the money you raise can directly support life-saving cancer research.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
We suggest setting your fundraising goal at $200. 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 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:

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. 

What if I need to cheat?
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 $25, you can have the night off guilt-free!

For more information contact:
Rachel Mitchell, Special Events