Gavin Mills

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

My Activity Tracking

109
kms

My target 1000 kms

I’m facing the fight against cancer.

This year is my second riding in the Ride for Cancer, and there will be many more to come! Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and it has been no different for me. Within the last few years, I have lost my father and a very close aunt, my mother-in-law received a serious diagnosis, and last year I was even diagnosed with a chronic form of Leukemia, known as CLL. 

What if we could reduce radiation treatments from 25 to five for certain cancers? Condense up to seven weeks of daily radiotherapy treatment sessions to just one week or less? When you support my ride today, we’re one step closer to making these bold aspirations a reality.

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to transform local cancer care, by helping fund a world’s first cancer-fighting technology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

This year will be extraordinary…our BMO Ride for Cancer community is all in! With your support, we’ll help introduce a first-in-the-world cancer treatment option, called personalized radiotherapy. Pioneered and invented right here in Nova Scotia at the QEII, this technology has the potential to transform the radiation treatment journeys for Atlantic Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis.

World-leading innovation and inventions are exciting. But the real impact is on QEII patients, who will be the first in the world to access one of the most precise and targeted treatment options available; game-changing care that isn’t offered anywhere else in Canada.

Fewer radiation treatments, better cancer outcomes, reduced side effects, more time at home with family, and reduced financial burden on patients and the healthcare system are all benefits we will help make possible.

By supporting my ride, you are joining a community of champions who are funding the fight against cancer today and for future generations.

The QEII is Atlantic Canada’s largest, most specialized cancer centre, with a radiotherapy program that’s already one of the best in North America. With the support of donors like you, we’ll level up – truly elevating that best-in-class care to new heights, all in the name of cancer patients and their families. This world-leading project will be entirely donor-funded through BMO Ride for Cancer and the QEII Foundation. Now more than ever, we need your support to help make personalized radiotherapy a reality. Learn more about this year’s cause and impact here>.

My Achievements

Completed Profile Page

Shared Personal Page

Made a personal donation

Reached my fundraising goal!

My Updates

First Ride!

Got out for the first ride of the season out to Herring Cove. Windy day, but great to get out! 

Thank you to my Supporters

$52

Kirk Shand

$515

Ian Ainsworth

Go Gav!

$104

Brad Vollmershausen

$26

Angela Chapman

Good luck team!

$104

Luke Webber

Go for it Gavin!!

$100

Jennifer Wagner

Thanks for sharing your story Gavin!

$150

Kyle & Angela

Good luck on your ride Gavin!!

$52

Matthew Murphy

Thanks for everything you are doing Gavin, sacrificing your privacy for something so personal to help so many people is truly inspiring, and then throwing down your own team is pretty amazing. Wishing you and Natasha all the best

$104

Heather Shedden

$26

Bev Weldon

💕

$100

Sam Veres

$52

Gavin Mills

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