Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th annual MacKids Walk & Wheel will be different. While we can’t come together at Bayfront Park, we can still unite in fundraising for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

We invite you to participate in the MacKids Walk & Wheel Mascot Dance Challenge – the new virtual fundraiser supporting McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre.



The MacKids Walk & Wheel Mascot Dance Challenge will run from Mother’s Day (May 10) until Father’s Day (June 21). During this time, supporters are asked to create their own mascot dance party video, share on social media, make a donation and challenge friends to do the same.

We encourage families to have fun and be creative in their videos. Your mascot could be your favourite teddy bear, you can paint your face or wear your Halloween costume! More instructions will be posted soon.

We encourage everyone to register now (it’s free). Registering allows you to track the donations you’ve raised and qualifies you for great prizes.

We also encourage you to “attend” the MacKids Walk & Wheel Facebook event page to stay up to date on all the latest information and videos.


MacKids Mascot Dance Challenge Instructions

Join the MacKids Walk & Wheel Mascot Dance Challenge and make a vital difference!

1. Register for free online at mackids.ca/walkandwheel to create your personalized donation page and link. Registered participants are eligible for great prizes!

2. Create your own Mascot Dance video!

We encourage you to dance to “Just Feel the Beat” by Tim McMorris (available on YouTube, Google Play Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music)

Be creative and add your own mascot to the video (wear your Halloween costumes, decorate your wheelchair, dance with your teddy bear or family pet, etc.)

OPTIONAL: Print and display the event poster in your video

3. Post your video to social media with the link to your donation page and make your first donation! Then you can challenge five friends or more to make a donation and post their own video! Remember to include #WalkandWheel in all of your social posts.

Below is sample text you can include in your social media posts:

I’m participating in the MacKids #WalkandWheel Mascot Dance Challenge! You can help to provide vital support for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation by donating here: <insert the link to your official Dance Challenge donation page or direct supports to mackids.ca/dancedonate

I challenge @<tag 5 friends> to donate and make their own videos


All participants are encouraged to fundraise. Once registered you’ll have access to a personalized participant centre where you can send emails to request support, view your progress and sent thank you emails. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers (see below for details and regulations).

Collecting offline (cash and cheque) donations? Download the 2020 Walk & Wheel Pledge Sheet.

Cheques can be made out to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation with Walk & Wheel in the memo and then mailed to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Box 739, LCD 1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3M8.

For cash donations please contact Milaina Wright 905-521-2100 x76787 for specific handling and processing instructions during COVID-19 related closures.

Special Fundraising Incentives
Thanks to our friends at Tim Hortons, you can earn a Tim Hortons gift card by reaching a specific fundraising level. Gift cards are awarded based on cumulative total for individual fundraisers based on total funds received by Sunday, June 21 at 11:59pm.

Total Fundraised:  Receive a Tim Hortons
gift card worth:
 $300-$499  $10
 $500-$749  $15
 $750-$999  $20
 $1000+  $25


Special thanks to Little Caesars locations in Hamilton for offering a FREE CRAZY BREAD voucher for every $100 you raise, plus a bonus voucher for your first $50 raised. For example, if you raise $300, you will receive 3 vouchers + 1 bonus voucher = 4 free crazy bread vouchers! Little Caesars vouchers are awarded based on cumulative total for individual fundraisers based on total funds received by Sunday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m.


Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. Click here to view all prizes.

Your Dollars at Work

Childhood illness, accidents and disease can devastate young lives and families. McMaster Children’s Hospital was created to ensure that the children in south-central Ontario have access to world-class staff, equipment, programs and research. When you fundraise for MacKids Walk & Wheel, you help us purchase the best equipment and offer the specialized treatment and services that children in our region need and deserve. Visit Mackids.ca to learn more about McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Event Waiver

All participants of MacKids Walk & Wheel Mascot Dance Challenge (formerly MacKids Walk & Wheel) agree to maintain safety measures and follow health advisories and regulations as imposed in their jurisdictions. Furthermore, participation is voluntary. As such, participants RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation OF AND FROM ALL claims and liabilities.

Song Selection

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation has purchased a music license to use Just Feel The Beat by Tim McMorris in this fundraising campaign. We encourage participants to use this song in their dance video.