Melissa Young

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I'm fundraising for Ride for Cancer

Fundraising for Ride for Cancer

I am thrilled to be participating in Ride for Cancer for my 3rd year. The impact we have for cancer patients and families in Atlantic Canada is huge - and we’re not stopping.

In addition to funding research for blood cancer, funds raised from this year’s Ride will purchase life-saving, state of the art cervical cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment called colposcopy. This equipment diagnoses precancerous cells before they turn into cervical cancer. For some women, this testing determines whether or not they will be able to have children.

Diagnosis starts with a Pap smear. A staggering number of women in Nova Scotia require further testing: 1 in 3 women in Nova Scotia require further testing of pre-cancerous cells. 1 in 152 women will develop cervical cancer. 

Ride for Cancer will purchase four new colposcopy’s so that the 200 women who visit the cancer centre at the QEII per week will receive the most accurate diagnosis and treatment - in most cases, stopping cervical  cancer in its tracks for women in Nova Scotia

And that's not all! Ride for Cancer will also help to purchase Atlantic Canada’s first robotic surgery equipment, enhancing surgeons’ precision to remove prostate cancer, shorten recovery time, minimize pain and most importantly: eliminate the chances of prostate cancer reoccurring.   

Think about the women and men in your life. I am quite certain you can relate in some way to the importance of improving diagnosis and treatment for women and men facing cervical or prostate cancer - and this is why I Ride.

I personally Ride for my mom who was treated 10 years ago at the QEII with stage 4 breast cancer. I'm forever grateful, I know she is here today, making memories with all of us because of the excellent care she has received. I will also be Riding this year, thinking about many of my family and dear friends who are fighting the fight and those who I hold dear in my heart who lost the battle to this dreadful disease. For the past year, I have had funds taken off my pay which will go directly to this cause, I hold so near and dear to my heart. Will you join me by matching my support?  Any denomination is appreciated! 

If you have donated to Ride for Cancer previously, thank you for being part of a community who helps to change the outcomes for a disease that affects all of us in some way. We need your help again.

Thank you for being a part of our fight!

My Achievements

Completed Profile Page

Shared Personal Page

Made a personal donation

Reached my fundraising goal!

Thank you to my Supporters

$26

Tanya Dorey

Thank you for all that you do 😘

$390

Melissa Young

$20

Deborah Eaton

Huge love to you!!!

$10

Wanda Harry Anderson

$50

Marcia Corkum

So proud of you!!! Thanks for all you do for this amazing cause! Xo

$100

Cecil Herritt

$52

Paula Mcpherson

Go get em tiger

$52

Phyllis&yvon Doiron

You got this girlie we are proud of you .

$100

Lionel & Florence Young

You Got this! Love you Mom & Dad xo

$50

Brittany Morash

$65

Cancer Bracelet Fundraiser: Kara Bernard - Thank You!

$50

Chris & Janice Jefferies

$50

John & Mary Fitzgerald

$100

Eric & Bev Morash

$100

Brice & Beverly Morash

$50

Jeff & Alita Strum

$20

Shelley Thomas

Thank you Melissa

$52

Laura & Rob Avery

Dear Melissa, best of luck on meeting your new goal! Ride for Cancer is a great cause and your dedication to making a difference is inspiring. Best, Laura

$200

Coastal Restoration

$50

Bradley & Michelle Connors

$25

Barbara Paterson

$20.80

Melissa Young

$100

John & John Harrington

Best Wishes on meeting your goal , you can do it

$40

John & Leona Milbury

$420.10

Carnival Day - Thank You Camping Family!

$52

Beryl Publicover

So proud of your continued participation in this worthy cause.

$52

Robin And Edwina Zinck

So proud of you!!@

$52

April Henwood

Great job again this year!!

$100

The Macmichaels

We're cheering for you---go Melissa!!

$26

Judith Simpson

Best wishes in meeting your goal and in the ride.

$41.60

Tracey Church

Go Melissa Go!

$26

Heather Mitchell

$20

Steve Houle

$25

Amanda Rideout

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