Signature Events

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation presents a number of major fundraising events annually. By supporting any of these events as a sponsor, volunteer, participant or donor you are helping the Foundation raise funds to support the vital work at CancerCare Manitoba.


Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer

A tradition for more than two decades, the Guardian Angel Benefit supports tangible advancements in prevention, early detection, clinical treatment and research and better care. Since its inception in 1992, the Guardian Angel benefit has raised nearly $7 million. The Guardian Angels’ tremendous efforts have resulted in better outcomes for Manitoba women diagnosed with cancer. Simply amazing!

A Gold-Plated Evening Gala Dinner for Men’s Cancer

The Gold-Plated Evening event, held every two years, is a must attend CancerCare Manitoba Foundation event. Since it began, the event has raised over $2.6 million to support advancements in prevention, early detection, research and patient care in support of men’s cancers. All funds raised at this hallmark event stay in the province to support Manitoba men and their families dealing with a diagnosis today and in the future.

Challenge for Life 2.0 Walk It or Work It for all Cancers

For the past 12 years Manitobans from all walks of life have hit the pavement in support of all cancers. Since its establishment, Challenge for Life has raised over $11 million for research, prevention, treatment, patient care and support. More than a fundraiser, participants commit to reducing their own personal risk of cancer by getting active or in Kick Cancer language – shaping up! Participants can either choose to walk 20K or take part in a multi-hour “work it” extravaganza.

Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival for Pediatric Cancer

Cancer does not discriminate and some of the most tragic cases involve children and young adolescents. Every September thousands of paddlers hit the Red River in support of raising funds for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and Children’s Hospital Foundation. The over $1.5 million that has been raised since 2012 is dedicated to in-hospital care and pediatric clinical trials that help improve outcomes for our most vulnerable patients.