Janet Brisson

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

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Sunday Bike Ride

September hit me with full force. I love autumn and all the beautiful colours it brings. Being new to Nova Scotia, I'm never quite sure when the weather will turn. I know we have a few weeks until fall truly hits but yesterday I decided to take full advantage of the beautiful weather. I hopped on my newly tuned bike to go on a bit of an adventure. Coming from BC where bike lanes are fairly prolific, I wasn't sure if I would have to traverse a busy street on the sidewalk or not. Halifax just announced that a bunch of money would be put towards bike lanes in the city but for now some areas are partially bike friendly and some aren't. I managed to bike 9.1 km down a shared tree-lined gravel path for a while and then when that path narrowed to what looked to be more pedestrian friendly than bike, I ventured onto the main road which has a painted bike lane. These always make me a bit nervous because not every driver has the same consideration that I do while encountering cyclists. Luckly traffic was light and I made it all the way down that road to the point where the bike lane abruptly ended. At this point I was forced to either stay on the road, squeezed to the right or bike on the sidewalk. I did that and because I am fairly out of shape, I did the old push the bike up the hill thing. All in all it was a good ride. I'm excited to check out the other more dedicated bike paths around the city and I hope that the promised bike lanes go in by next summer so it will be easier to get around!

I'm fundraising for Ride for Cancer

Did you know one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? It’s me or it’s you. On Saturday, September 28, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to stop cancer in its tracks.

Together, we will transform care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre by purchasing a critical state-of-art cervical cancer diagnostic unit the most effective and minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat precancerous cell changes before they even develop into cancer. 

We will help fund Atlantic Canada’s first surgical robotics system - giving prostate cancer patients shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times and, most of all, more precise treatment or complete removal of cancerous tissues, which decreases the risk of cancer advancing or recurring.  

This year, our Ride community will also fund ground-breaking research to discover new treatments and cures for blood cancer as well as individualized support programs for cancer patients and their families through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. 

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Your donation today will make an impact on Atlantic Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis. 

Thank you for being a part of our fight!

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Thank you to my Supporters

$75

Julia Buss

$208.35

Team Fundraiser

$52

Brent Hall

Good luck. Thanks for supporting this great cause. Love you sis. 😃

$10.40

Adrienne Tiltman

This is awesome, best wishes to you on your ride!!

$104

Nedra Morrison

Good luck Nan!!

$20.80

Jamie White

$147.50

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