1 in 2 Canadians will be affected by cancer. It’s time we take things into our own hands.


Use your talents to raise critical funds.


No fundraising minimums | No registration  fees

The current pandemic has taken a toll on the way we typically run our fundraising events here at The Princess Margaret, but cancer diagnosis continues to rise. We need to maintain our fundraising momentum and fuel the lifesaving research that gives our vulnerable patients real hope. And we could really use your help.

By doing what you love most, you will directly support millions of people living with cancer here in Canada and around the world

The DIY challenge is a twist on traditional fundraising - you raise funds for research while doing what you love (and following social distancing guidelines). From cooking lessons to yoga lessons to slap-shot secrets and running tips. All is welcome and all can make a huge difference in the lives of those living with cancer. The best part is, you can allocate your raised funds towards whatever area of cancer research means the most to you.

There are no fees, no minimums and we have all the tools you need to get started. Who knows, your DIY fundraiser might even become the next big thing.

Ready to help us Conquer Cancer?

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Participating in the DIY challenge is easy


Pick a talent or hobby you are passionate about and use it to start a fundraiser.


Use our custom page maker and build the DIY page of your dreams so people far and wide can support you.


Share your fundraiser on social, challenge friends and family to start their own.

When you DIY you help millions of people living with cancer around the world

It doesn't matter how you get there, you can walk, ride, bake, make, sell or build to raise funds. All proceeds go to the same place, The Princess Margaret. From there, they will directly support the scientists and researchers who lead the way in global cancer care. The best part is, you get to choose the area of research those funds are directed to.


Bake a cake to improve
diagnostics and detection

Start a ride to drive innovative
clinical trials forward

Lead a class so we can discover
targeted treatments

See how others are helping to conquer cancer

Pat Robitaille

Pat has played with the Hip and The Beach Boys but this time he's playing to conquer cancer. Check out his live-stream show. 
Learn more

Jason Furlano

Jason is running 5,514km – the distance from Cape Spear, NFLD to the Yukon / Alaska border – and has already raised over $26,000.
Learn more

Freda Lochhead

A two-time breast cancer survivor, Freda is harnessing her sewing skills to make masks and handmade ribbons for her DIY campaign
Learn more

Find everything you need to do it yourself

DIY Toolbox



Join the challenge and then challenge your friends on social. Tag all your pics so we can see and support you!