Howard Conter

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I’m facing the fight against cancer.

On Saturday, October 1, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to transform local cancer care at the QEII – and this year, it’s personal.

As we well know, cancer in some form will affect 1 in 2 Nova Scotians. It is a terrible disease that knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate; it affects every sex, every race, every religion, and socio-economic group. Our best bet for success in combating cancer is to detect it as early as possible and, if that’s not possible, fight it with the most personalized cancer treatment options available.

In April of this year, I had a CT scan that identified a lesion in my bowel. I had a colonoscopy that identified several lesions that were at least pre-cancerous. Due to the dedication of my colorectal specialist, I had surgery and had half of my large bowel removed. Luckily the pathology showed no cancer. 

I was lucky and was surgically cured. It impressed upon me that not everyone is that fortunate. We need improved screening for bowel and other cancers. I am riding in the BMO RIDE FOR CANCER this year to raise money to transform local cancer care for all Nova Scotians.

When you support my Ride, you’ll play an important role in funding a world’s first innovation called personalized radiotherapy. Developed here at home, this technology will target radiation beams like never before; completely personalized based on the shape and movement of a patient’s tumour and anatomy mere minutes before their treatment begins. This technology aims to reduce the number of radiation treatment sessions from 25 to five for certain cancers, condense up to seven weeks of daily radiotherapy treatment sessions to just one week or less, improve cancer outcomes, lessen treatment side effects, and ensure more patients spend less time in-hospital and more time at home with their families.

In addition, we need more CT scans to do CT colonography. We need more colonoscopy suites to increase our testing capacity, as a stool test is a very rudimentary test. We need to be able to visualize pathology more quickly. It’s all part of our mission to continue to build a centre of excellence in cancer care at the QEII, equipping our care teams with the most advanced equipment and technology available to help conquer this devastating disease. Please help me raise the money necessary to provide this technology and security for all Nova Scotians.

Please give generously. 

Thank you,
Howard 

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Reached my fundraising goal!

Thank you to my Supporters

$312

David Mills

$312

John Flemming

$260

Robert Risley

$52

Allison Gillis

Thanks for all you do!

$54

Sheri Lecker

$26

Steven Bradley

You are my family’s ultimate friend.

$37.44

Terri Boidman

I hate cancer. Thank you for taking on this challenge. Good luck Howard!

$515

Kenneth Gordon

$52

Deepak

You got this!

$52

Barb Maclean

Hello Howard! A small contribution to help you achieve your goal. Wishing you the best on your ride - Barb MacLean

$52

Jason Swinamer

Thank you for being a wonderful physician. Good luck with your ride. All the best, Jason

$56.16

Shayna David-macy

Have a great ride and thank you for doing this.

$208

Catherine

Cheering you on!! Thank you for all that you do!!

$104

Sondra Rutman

Have a great ride. Thanks for all of your hard work on this initiative.

$104

Edyth/graham Macdonald

Congratulations Dr. Conter . So happy to hear you are OK!

$104

Rita Pink

Have a good ride. Thanks for your hard work.

$104

Derek Brett

$208

John Bragg

$25

Ruth Strong

$26

Shelley Richardson

Safe travels Howard. May the wind always be at your back.

$156

Randy Murphy

Great work Howard, happy to help in anyway we can. Thank you for everything you do for our community. Your efforts are truly inspirational...wishing you the very best!

$50

Jack Novack

Good luck with your ride! Great cause

$52

Myrna Yazer

Well done , Howard

$156

Willa Adair-stolzman

$104

Kathy Murphy

Awesome job Dr. Conter!

$50

Maureen Henneberry

$104

Timothy Coolen

Enjoy the ride! TIM

$1.02k

Barbara Crook

I had no idea what you have been going through. Very proud to sponsor you on this literal journey (the bike ride) and support you on your life journey!

$50

Gary & Margaret Pellerin

$50

Sharon Power

$52

Sandra Hoffman

Continue with your good work. Go for it.

$104

Martin Herschorn/ Victoria Rees

Howard, You continue to be an inspiration for so many, including us. Victoria And Martin

$115.44

C Deborah Wilson

Cheering you on as you do for all your patients! Thank you for all that you do. <3

$100

William & Patricia Bailly

$100

Andrew & Louise Wolfson

$200

Teresa Newman

$104

Jane & David Maclachlan

Dr. Conter, David and I have such support for you in the raising funds for cancer. Thank you for being the person and doctor you are!

$52

Paul/norma Sims

$500

Frank & Mary Fitzpatrick

$104

Peter & Pam Lynch

Well done Doc!

$104

Bonnie Salsman

$52

Neil & Linda Mac Donald

Dr. Howard -our daughter and son-in-law Susan and Rob Oyler are regular BM0 Ride for Cancer participants, Susan had breast cancer five years ago and is clear to this day. Neil & Linda.

$20.80

Amy Minnikin

$260

James Yates

$104

Dean Dachyshyn

Hey Doc… Wonderful cause and great to hear you caught things early and are kicking ass!

$52

Douglas Campbell

$250

Paula Minnikin

Thank you. For everything. Always.

$50

Heather Salmon

Admire you for doing this

$156

Rosemary Abraham

A pleasure to support you in this important endeavour!

$31.20

Joseph Majaess

A great cause!

$515

James Sellers

Good luck , have a great ride . Thank you for all you do .

$26

Karen Arthur

From the daughter of Mae Meagher, who thought so much of Karen and Howard.

$100

Ed & Elizabeth Spruin

$500

Jack & Diane Smith

$25

Sharon A. Clarke

$100

Harold & Albertha Boutilier

$52

Laura And Boris Tsinman

Have a great ride Howard!

$25

Barbara Baker

$300

Anonymous

$300

Marion D. Kennedy

$100

Barbara Wynn

$100

Earl & June Martin

$104

Elizabeth Newman

$100

M. Mary Wilkie

$50

Richard Lever

$519

Sharon Bill Duncan

Good Luck on your Bike ride. Sharon says don't fall off the bike

$104

Marc Patterson

$515

Anonymous

$150

Trish Binder

Best of luck on your ride Howard and Karen. Love, Trish

$208

Mary Messenger

We are with you Howard - in spirit.

$52

Gary Richardson

Inspiring!

$26

Karen Weatherston Brown

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Margo Schwartz

Howard, sorry to hear that you had a cancer scare! Bowel cancer seems to be a family thing. So glad you have the all clear. Keinehora! Ride on!!

$104

Debbie Kline

$100

Mike & Kim Condy

Congrats Dr. Conter !

$104

Darrell Johnston

$1.02k

Anonymous

$26

Lisa Ewing

BEST DR. Ever. Thank you for all you do!

$52

Elizabeth Anne Irwin

$100

Jim Baker

Here is to a successful ride!

$100

Naomi Levy

Jeff and I are so happy to hear you are cancer free. We wish you and Karen good health and great success in the ride for cancer Naomi and Jeff

$25

Stephen Coates

$208

Lucille & John Stuart

Just another reason why we love you two❤️

$100

Sherry & Michael Pink

Keep on riding...

$52

Don Sawler

$104

Tamara Mcivor

All the very best from Tamara and Paul

$100

Peter Morash

Congrats on your bowel results.

$500

Ian & Nancy Smith

Best of luck!

$500

Clearwater Cares

Good luck!

$500

Payson Hunter

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Anonymous

$515

Curtis And Debbie Northrup

$104

Gloria And Steven Pink

Thanks for all you do to make the world a better and healthier world.

$104

Jay Fitzgerald

Howard, was so glad to hear that you had that issue dealth with and are back in action!!

$2.52k

Bruce Towler

Kudos to you Howard for all that you do to support the QEII Foundation and health care in Nova Scotia! Have a great ride.

$1.02k

Jack Macdonald

A very nobel cause by a very nobel and generous person. Enjoy the ride.

$50k

Palookas Charitable Foundation

$25.02k

Howard Conter

Lets improve surveillance for colorectal cancers

$104

Donnie & Shelley

Howard thank your for riding with Team Robotics and your part in the fight against cancer

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