Welcome to our Teams Section, a place for teams to share successes, toss around fundraising ideas and take a look at what – and how – other teams are doing. We want to hear from you. Email your ideas and comments to Julie Arsenault at arsenauju@hhsc.ca or Carm Oliverio at coliveri@hhsc.ca.

Team Fundraising Success

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Welcome to our newly registered BRIGHT Run Teams

  • Elly Bellies Boobies
  • In It Together
  • Infinity & Beyond
  • Happy Healing
  • Panagia’s Angels
  • Pirates of the Cure-abbean
  • Rack Pack
  • Team G
  • Team Joanne
  • Team KMAC

BRIGHT Run Team Events


Live music, door prizes, raffle items, silent auction
–the fifth annual ROCKERS 4 KNOCKERS extravaganza to raise money for the BRIGHT
RUN has it all!

Mark your calendar for April 22, when the fun starts at 8 p.m. at The Corktown Tavern on Young Street in Hamilton. Co-captained by Carmela Oliverio and Martin Butcher, the team started
as a JCC clinical trials team and was originally called the TRIAL BLAZERS, which took the top team fundraising prizes at two BRIGHT RUNS.
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Get Down to Motown

Super BRIGHT captain Joanne Stacey and her team, NOTORIOUS CURE, will celebrate the BRIGHT RUN’s 10th anniversary in MOTOWN style with an exciting BRIGHT RUN fundraising dance party May 18.

The fun starts at 8 p.m. at Emma’s Back Porch Lodge on Old Lakeshore Road in Burlington.
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If you are holding an event in the community and need a letter of support and introduction, please email your request with details to Julie Arsenault. Click here to see a sample letter.

Fundraising Tips

A great way to raise additional money for your team is to get everyone involved by setting a goal and coming up with creative and fun ways to reach that goal! There are lots of ideas for team fundraisers including:

    • Special Events

Holding a social or special event where all team members can invite their friends and family is a very popular way for teams to fundraise. There are many ideas including, block parties, murder mysteries, game or trivia nights and silent auctions.

    • Product Sales

Garage sales are great ways for team members to be able to sell some of their unwanted items to raise money for their team goal. Bake sales and BBQs are also terrific ways for team members to show off their culinary skills and raise money. Car washes can be a fun way of team building and raising money and awareness in the community.

    • Sporting tournaments

Holding sporting tournaments such as hockey, baseball, bowling, golf or even virtual video game tournaments are a fun and active way for people to raise money and get involved.

    • Matching gifts

Team members should inquire with their employer to see if the company will match the dollars raised by their team.

Online Fundraising

Fundraising online is a quick and convenient way to reach out to your supporters, family and friends while cutting down on administration costs as well. Customizing your own personal page or your team’s page will result in greater connections, stronger awareness of the cause and increased donations to your overall goal. Online fundraising tools are also available which connect immediately with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Offline Fundraising

Fundraising offline by collecting donations is another way to reach your goal. BRIGHT RUN pledge forms can be downloaded and printed to keep track of your donations. In order for a donation to be receipted we require full contact information with name and address clearly printed on the pledge form. Your name and team name (if applicable) should also be clear on the pledge form.

For more fundraising ideas, contact Julie Arsenault at arsenauju@hhsc.ca or Carm Oliverio at coliveri@hhsc.ca.

BRIGHT Reasons for Being Involved

Why are you participating in BRIGHT Run? When you are setting up your online fundraising page make sure that you share your story and the reasons why you are participating. Are you involved in memory of a family member or friend and you want to leave a lasting legacy in their memory? Or are you walking/running in honour of someone currently going through treatment and you want to show them your support? Or are you participating in honour of the dedicated compassionate staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre who care for patients and families going through a cancer diagnosis every day?

Whatever the reason you are participating, it is important that you communicate that message when you are reaching out to friends, family and the community to help you reach your goal.