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TikTok Challenge

This October, get ready to dance for an important cause! Anyone - and we truly mean anyone - has what it takes.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $70,000 STARTING ON OCTOBER 4TH TO OCTOBER 31ST

Our fav TikToks

70,1 % — WHITE 15,2 % — ASIAN
4,8 % — OTHER 4,8 % — UNKNOWN
1,4 % — BLACK 1,3 % — ARAB
1,0 % — FIRST NATIONS 0,9 % — HISPANIC
0,4 % — METIS 0,4 % — JEWISH
COMPOSITION OF STEM CELL DONOR REGISTRIES IN CANADA (HEMA-QUEBEC AND CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES, 2017)

Why This Matters

Anyone can get blood cancer or a blood disorder, but not everyone has the same chance of survival. That's because a stem cell transplant – often the only treatment option – requires the patient and the donor to have the same ethnicity, and there's a huge shortage of non-white donors. We aim to increase awareness of stem cell donation and diversify registries so all patients, regardless of their ethnicity, can find lifesaving donors.

Your Support Will Help Us

  • Create campaigns for patients in desperate need of a stem cell transplant
  • Launch Swab The World university chapters all over the world to spread our message on a global scale
  • Develop eye-opening online content to increase young people’s awareness of stem cell donation, especially in BIPOC communities
HOW TO USE TIKTOK

If you don't know how to use TikTok, don't sweat it – we’ve got you covered.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. 1

    Grab your phone, download the TikTok app, and create your profile.

     
  2. 2

    Before you get started, be sure to SIGN UP HERE! This lets you collect donations from your fans (family + friends). You can sign up as an individual, join a team or do both!

     
  3. 3

    Check out our list of TikTok challenges or pick your own TikTok dance and begin your first challenge.

    You don’t need to be one of Lady Gaga’s backup dancers to pull this off – just choose a dance at your preferred level of difficulty and start from there.

    Easy

    • Laxed Siren Beat

    • Something New

    Moderate

    • Say So @yodelinghaley

    • Magic in the Hamptons

    Challenging

    • Woman @tracy.oj

     
  4. 4

    Practice, practice, practice!

     
  5. 5

    Record and share your TikTok on social media (Facebook, Instagram, you name it). Don’t forget to add #swabtheworld and tag @swabtheworld

     
  6. 6

    Include your participation URL and gather donations from your family + friends !!

     

OUR SPONSORS

Check out our amazing sponsors for this year’s TikTok Dance Challenge. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Thank you, sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor

  • FIDO

    Advocating for diversity and equality regardless of someone’s race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation is part of Fido’s DNA. That is why Fido is proud to support Swab The World’s mission to raise awareness about the shortage of stem cell donors worldwide and helping to ensure that all Canadians faced with blood cancer or disorders can find a donor. We are committed to helping Swab The World ensure someone’s ethnic background won’t prevent them from securing life-saving stem cells.

Gold Sponsors

  • Sponsor A

    Intact is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in the communities we serve. We are focused on engaging openly and proactively with underrepresented communities, with particular efforts to address systemic racism and strive for gender parity.

    This is why Intact is proud to support Swab The World.

  • Sponsor B

    Collaboration, respect and inclusivity have always been among our core values at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. That is why we are proud to partner with Swab The World and support their mission to raise awareness about the lack of diversity among stem cell donors in Canada and around the world. For us, community involvement and building a more equitable future for all is in our DNA.

  • BNC

    At National Bank, we are committed to creating a positive impact in people's lives. We work with several partners to carry out a leadership role in the development of an inclusive and proud community. For us, inclusion and diversity are more than just words—they are fundamental values that define how we act. This is why we support Swab The World.

Silver Sponsors

  • Sponsor A

    Our world is at a cross roads brought on by Covid - taking a thriving global view point and cutting it down to national and regional interests. Creating a diverse and global database to reflect the world’s population, and not just local and insular interests will hopefully re-establish that disease and sickness knows no border nor boundary.

  • De Grandpré Chait

    At De Grandpré Chait, the diversity that characterizes our team makes us stronger. This diversity must be supported by concrete actions in all spheres of society. We are, for this reason, extremely proud to support Swab the World’s mission. Together, let’s build a donor database that reflects exactly how diverse we are.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Sponsor A
  • SAQ
  • OASIS