Run for the Cure Local Sponsorship Lead, Kitchener-Waterloo

Run for the Cure Local Sponsorship Lead, Kitchener-Waterloo
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Cancer Society
  • Board Member / Leadership
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Kitchener-Waterloo

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.   


The Canadian Cancer Society's CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5 km run or a 1 km walk that has raised $430M for breast cancer research.  It is the largest single day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.  Your strong leadership skills and organizational guidance will contribute to your local Run for the Cure event and the 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can be proud that it's making a difference - there's been a 44% decrease in breast cancer mortality rates since the mid 1980s. But there's more work to do.

This year's event takes place on October 6, 2019.

Your talents are needed for this year's event.

What is Involved:

By utilizing your personal and professional networks you will strengthen relationships with existing sponsors and attract new sponsors.  Working with your committee you are responsible for prospecting, developing and establishing new relationships and leads, both in cash and in-kind sponsorships. 

Position Details:

  • Leverage your personal and professional networks to identify Run for the Cure leads within the corporate and business community.
  • Plan and execute corporate recruitment events such as lunch and learns, CEO challenges, etc
  • Attend corporate events to serve as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure with the objective of recruitment and sponsorship.
  • Prospect for new corporate partners while serving as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure.

Time Commitment:  (May 2019 - October 2019)         

  • Full participation in monthly meetings.  Additional time to attend community events or additional meetings.  
  • Committed to providing hands-on leadership throughout the actual day of event - October 6, 2019
  • Weekly tasks averaging 3 - 5 hours per week depending on the scope of the tasks and the time of year.
  • Attendance at additional weekend events are required.
  • In person availability from October 4 to 6.

What You Bring to this Position: You are excited and motivated to support ways to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure.  You have the ability to network and negotiate  and are willing to leverage and expand community connections.  You have strong communication skills and are comfortable speaking to groups and presenting requests.  (Due to sponsor hours some tasks might be required to be performed during the workday.)


  • Be a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer.
  • Apply your skills and experience to promote Run for the Cure in your community
  • Gain leadership experience, pulic speaking and networking opportunities.     
  • Be part of an event that fosters community giving and generosity.
  • Have fun!

If you feel you are a good fit please complete a Volunteer Application Form indicating in the box marked 'other' the title of this position. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest and support!