Team Captains

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What is a Team Captain?

Every group needs a leader, someone who motivates, inspires, energizes and organizes – and has a great time doing it! Terry Fox Team Captains make participating in the annual Terry Fox Run fun, memorable and impactful through timely registration, engaging and encouraging communications and appreciation for the efforts of all. Teams have a big impact on The Terry Fox Run thanks to leaders who care about cancer research.

Registration opens April 1, 2017

Why lead a team?

  • Support the Terry Fox Run – a great Canadian legacy and tradition

  • Build camaraderie, teams bring people together

  • Team building opportunity for your workplace

  • Give back to your community

  • An opportunity to pay tribute to a friend, family member or colleague who fought cancer

  • Enhance your company’s community profile

  • Develop leadership and organizational skills

  • Help fund world-class cancer research

Team Captain Tips

  • Set a participant recruitment goal for your team

  • Get online: As Team Captain only you can access your team’s page. Personalize the page with your team’s story and message

  • Invite colleagues, friends and family to register and raise funds online

  • Use social media to get the word out about your team

  • Make it count! Give the first donation to your team online. A $25 or $50 donation is a great way to set a benchmark

  • Keep your team focused. Create a calendar to keep everyone on track with fundraising goals and events

  • Promote your team’s involvement – Post Terry Fox posters around your shared spaces at work

  • Stand out from the crowd! Teams may pre-order Terry Fox shirts, and even customize them with their team name

  • Send messages of encouragement to your team mates – recognize their first or fifth donation; cheer when they achieve their goals; challenge them to set their sights higher

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What our Captains say

Consolidated Credit is committed to “working together to outrun cancer” because many employees have had cancer touch their lives. “So many Canadians have been affected by cancer and we want to be a part of the solution,” says Jeffrey Schwartz, Executive Director, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada. Consolidated Credit is looking forward to participating in the Terry Fox Run in September.

Trisha Kelly, Team Captain, Consolidated Credit
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We are excited to participate again in 2016 and we’ll be back with a bigger team. Cancer impacts everyone, and all of us on the team will be running in honour of loved ones we have personally lost, and to celebrate those who have been victorious in the battle. Terry may have started this dream but the baton has been passed to all of us, and we must continue until a cure is found.

Jenny Shin, Tuni Captain, Tuni

Team Captain FAQ’s

Click on this link to Register Your Team and follow each prompt to register your team online. Any questions call 1-888-836-9786 and we would be happy to help you.

Yes! There are several benefits to encouraging your team mates to register online. Team Captains can communicate directly, and instantly, with members of their team. In addition, participants who register online create their own Participant Page to communicate with prospective donors, and use our effective online pledging system to maximize their fundraising efforts. Another benefit? Online donors receive their tax receipts promptly!

Yes! We can track your team’s involvement and donations via the online system so your team mates can choose to attend a Run Site most convenient for them. However, we encourage as many team mates as possible to participate together on Run Day to maximize their “team” experience!

Once your team is registered online, the Team Captain receives a Terry Fox Team Merchandise Order Form via email and in the Resource Kit. Complete and forward the Order Form to your Provincial Office to place a shirt order. You can also call your local Office directly at 1-888-836-9786 to place a shirt order with us!

No. The Terry Fox Policies and Guidelines precludes the printing of corporate logos on any print, electronic or clothing items that bear Terry’s name or likeness.

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