The Spin Doctors

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

Face the fight against cancer with us.

In the Emergency Department (ED) we provide care to people with all kinds of medical and mental health problems. We consider ourselves the luckiest people in the world to do what we do. Our home is the ED, our family is our colleagues, and our friends are the hundreds of patients who come to see us each and every day. 

Our work is always rewarding, often challenging, and occasionally heartbreaking. Among the most difficult moments are when we have to tell a patient that their symptoms are due to a newly diagnosed cancer. We know that their lives and those of their loved ones are changed forever at that moment. We also see cancer patients during the course of their treatment and recovery, when they provide us with living examples of courage and resilience. 

When problems come up, we are there to share it with our cancer patients. We have a special place in our hearts for patients and their families who are going through this struggle. We do everything we can to make their ED visit as quick and as beneficial as possible. If there are two beds and only one pillow, many of us will go out of our way to make sure that it goes to our cancer patients. 

EHS shares our commitment to providing care to cancer patients, with a special patient program that allows paramedics, working with online physicians, to come to patients houses and provide unique assessments and allow our cancer patients to receive symptom management without having to be transported to the ED.

At the end of their battles with cancer, our cancer patients leave the ED. When things have gone well they put their cancer behind them and resume their lives, loves, and ambitions. When their lives are cut short, we provide them with symptom relief and end-of-life care.

We would give anything to find cures for any and all of the cancers out there. We hope that you would as well. We are even willing to get on our bikes on October 1st, 2022, to wobble, roll, and race from Mahone Bay to Halifax. We hope that you will sponsor us, and that our efforts along with those of hundreds of other riders and generous donations from our family, friends, and community, will play a small but important role in the battle against cancer.

Thank you to our supporters

$1.02k

Carl Jarvis

$500

Sean Hurley

$500

Jen Mcvey

$208

Sandi Findlay

Thanks for fighting the good fight Ryan!

$208

Pam Mackeigan

Thanks for doing this for an important cause that unfortunately affects us all directly or indirectly

$208

Lindsay Mcdonald

$156

Valerie Ross

$150

Peggie Fitzpatrick

$104

Patrick Fok

$104

Patrick Fok

$104

Fabia

Wishing you a great ride!

$104

Cathy Reashore

Stay safe

$104

Barb Findlay

Thank you Ryan!

$104

Rod Mcfarlane

Good Luck with the ride Carl! This is a great cause, perhaps especially because I am now 63!

$104

Stephen And Lisa Miller

Best of luck ML!

$100

Sean Mcdonald

$100

Liz Leedham

$100

Ingrid Haworth

$100

Taigan Ross

$52

Denise Devison

Go Mary-Lynn Go !!!

$52

Paul Smith

Peddle well my friend

$52

Natalie Macsween

Go Mary-Lynn!!!!

$52

Diane & Bob Noddin

Have fun!!

$52

Donna Noddin

$52

Dawn Gavin

You go girl

$52

Corinne Demone

You got this.

$52

Amanda Gannon

You are incredible!! Have fun and drink all the water ❤

$52

Donna Mac Gillivray

$52

Donna Naugler

Have a great ride

$52

Sandy Lomond

$52

Laura Berry

$52

Erica Alex-doucette

HAVE FUN WITH THE RIDE! thanks for doing it!

$52

Norman Daley

$50

Carl Jarvis

Have a great ride! Bring along as many buddies as you can!

$50

Heather Morse

$50

Anonymous

$50

Allan Lapierre

$50

Tammy Chadwick

What a fun way to support cancer research Mary-Lynn. Enjoy bike day!

$26

Noreen Neville

Best wishes for your Ride,!Mary Lynn

$26

Lynn Sharpe

Awesome! You got this!

$26

Cathy Harris

$26

Courtney Mcneil

$25

Joan Macneil

$25

Joan Macneil

$21

Donna Casey

$21

Sharon Malay

$21

Julie Allin

$20

Krista Lloy

Great job Mary Lynn!

$20

Anonymous

I am a friend of your mother in law. :) Thank you for riding for a good cause. I lost my brother to cancel few years ago.

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