Why run a GFTC event?

Interested in running a Golf Fore the Cure event but not sure what it takes?

Here's a few reasons why you should run a Golf Fore the Cure event.  Let Golf Canada help you make your event fun, easy and all for a great cause!
1. Support women's participation in the game.  Every year, Golf Fore the Cure has between 10-15,000 participants across the country.  This program encourages women to play together in a fun, non-intimidating environment.
2. Golf Fore the Cure has raised more than $5.4 million dollars for breast cancer research and support programs nationwide! This program continues to grow, but we need your help!
3. The Top 3 fundraising events receive a foursome into the 2016 National Event being held at Burlington Golf & Country Club in Burlington, ON. 
4. Golf Canada will send you a free event kit to assist you with your event.  Receive prizing from our partners, signage, and step by step instructions to help you run your event at ease.

Four easy steps to get your event started!

Step 1 - Request a Planning Guide

To make running an event easy, Golf Canada will provide you with a step by step guide on how to run a great event for you and your friends. Golf Canada's Golf Fore the Cure Planning Guide is a great resource to get your tournament started. No experience required - this Planning Guide will help you every step of the way. Contact gftc@golfcanada.ca to get your copy!!

Step 2 - Register to Host an Event

Once you have read through the Planning Guide and realized how easy it is to create or convert an event into a Golf Fore the Cure Event your next step is to register your event. There is no cost to you, your course, or your participants to run or participate in this event (excluding any additional cost that you incur to make your event extra special). 

Step 3 - Fundraise Online

The Canadian Cancer Society and Golf Canada have teamed up to offer a one stop registration to run, participate and donate to a specific event.

Once you have registered for your event, you will receive a username and password to sign into the Participant Center.  You can begin donating right away and sharing your event page with your friends! All online donations will receive an automatic tax receipt for your records.

For more information on this or to receive a registration guide, please email gftc@golfcanada.ca.

Step 4 - Start Planning

Once you are an official site Golf Canada will help you out every step of the way.

  • Golf Canada is recognized as the governing body of golf in Canada and we can use our expertise to help you run your event. Full time administrative support is available for the program to help you with any questions you may have.
  • Golf Fore the Cure has aligned itself with a reputable charity that is a leading authority in breast cancer research. Breast cancer materials will be provided to official sites that can be handed out to participants.
  • Official Event Kit Package – You will receive an official Event Kit for FREE! (Pledge forms, signage, prizes, pink ribbons, access to online pledging program, etc.)
  • There is no cost to the club, event coordinator or participants to run an event
  • Fundraising tools are provided

If you have any questions or concerns about running an event please contact gftc@golfcanada.ca or 1-800-263-0009 x. 495.

Site Eligibility Criteria:

Golf Canada is looking for volunteers all across the country to run Golf Fore the Cure events. You can run any golf related event (scramble, member/guest day, 2 person alternate shot, ladies day, driving range contest, etc.) under the Golf Fore the Cure banner, provided it involves your participants swinging a golf club. Please continue reading below for the elements that will be required of all Golf Fore the Cure sites:

  • Your Golf Fore the Cure – Golf Event does not need to be hosted at a golf course. It can be held at a driving range or somewhere where you and your participants can swing a club.
  • Also, if you already run a golf tournament why not convert it to a Golf Fore the Cure event and raise money for this worthwhile cause.
  • Your event doesn’t need to be the biggest and the best to be great. Golf Canada will help you every step of the way and even provide you with some great ideas to make your event a success. You can also win prizes for running an event.
  • All money raised by your site will be designated back to the Canadian Cancer Society office in your province and Site Coordinators may choose to allocate these funds to either:
  • Society-funded breast cancer research that takes place across the country


  • Society-funded breast cancer support and information programs in your community, and surrounding areas in your province.

With your help we can create a world where no woman fears breast cancer!

Conducted By

In Support Of

Canadian Cancer Society
Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation