Canadian Cancer Society launches Fearless Challenge at Halloween Haunt

VAUGHAN, ON, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society and Canada's Wonderland have teamed up for an event that challenges you to face your fears. During the first weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 3-4, those who dare can take on the Fearless Challenge, an online fundraiser launched by the Canadian Cancer Society, at Canada's Wonderland.

The Fearless Challenge invites people to be fearless in confronting their fears to help those living with cancer do the same. Halloween Haunt, a playground for all types of fears, has the perfect backdrop for those wanting to conquer their fear of heights, clowns, witches, darkness and more.

"The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer, but we are not there yet," says Susan Drodge, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships for the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. "Canada's Wonderland during Halloween Haunt is all about facing your darkest fears. This perfect partnership provides our participants with a great venue to take on their Fearless Challenges."

Participating in the Fearless Challenge is easy. All it takes is three simple steps:

  1. Register at stating what fear you'll face at Halloween Haunt and how much it will take to face it,
  2. Ask your friends and family for donations and,
  3. Participants who raise $250 or more will receive free admission to Halloween Haunt and the opportunity to film your video proving that you've faced your fear. Plus, you'll receive a $10 off admission coupon for Halloween Haunt so that four family members or friends can be on-hand to cheer you on!

The Fearless Challenge is open to people age 13 years and older. Visit today to register a fear and get your fundraising done before October 3. Halloween Haunt is not recommended for children under the age of 13 years old. For more information visit

About Canada's Wonderland Company
Canada's Wonderland is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

About the Canadian Cancer Society
Through our mission, the Canadian Cancer Society fights more than 200 different types of cancer on numerous fronts. From cancer prevention activities to advocacy efforts on important issues, we give a voice to cancer patients and their families. We also fund the best research and offer information and support services that are proven to decrease stress and anxiety in patients and caregivers. The work of the Canadian Cancer Society is supported by our volunteers and the generous support of the Fearless Challenge and other fundraising campaigns such as Daffodil Month and Relay For Life. To learn more, call 1 888 939-3333 or visit

SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

For further information: Canadian Cancer Society: Shannon Stephaniuk, (416) 301-0506,; Canada's Wonderland: Shannon Kelly, (905) 832-7482,


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