Laird Niven

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I’m facing the fight against cancer.

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!

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Second place items

Here are the items for the second lucky winner.

The next incentives(s) - my 2021 Newcastle cap signed by the COOI cast.

For the next round of fundraising I am offering my Newcastle cap from 2021 - signed by all of the cast including Dave Blankenship. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind item, and is for a very good cause. As a second prize I have a Gary Drayton signed cap, a, anhydrite coaster with "Money Pit" carved in it, two unused wood tags from caisson TF1, and a broken tooth from the starter caisson. Again, you will get one chance fir every $5 donated. 

Signed trowel winner!

The winner of the trowel is #571 - Lindy Raesz Barta - congratulations! Please PM me your mailing address and I will send it to you.

Win my COOI trowel AND a Gary Drayton signed photo!

Gary Drayton has generously agreed to sign this one-of-a-kind photo for the lucky winner of my trowel. Don't miss out on this unique collectible.

Win my COOI trowel!

My reporting for last year is all done so I'm trying to breathe some life into this campaign that is so close to my heart I think the best way to do that is to incentivize the fund-raising by giving people a chance to win one-of-a-kind COOI stuff. First up is the trowel I have used since Season 4. Every five dollars donated will get an entry into the random draw - those who have already donated will automatically be entered. I'll also ship out to the winner anywhere in the world. And there will be more stuff to come!

Thank you to my Supporters

$52

Karen Corkum

$52

Cathy & Darrell Spencer

$26

Neill Spencer

Way to go Laid! May your tires stay inflated and the wind be at your back!

$100

Maisie Niven

Good luck, Grampy!

$20.80

Janet Gibson

What a great cause Laird! I wish I could donate more. Fingers crossed the weather co-operates for your ride tomorrow.

$26

Andrew Kerr

$20.80

Alice M Aber

Hi Laird, good luck with your ride!! Wish I could have done more!! #1 fan!!

$31.20

Ann Psota

Good luck on the ride … stay safe!

$104

Adele Hughes

Yeah to the May people!

$5.20

Mr Gary Turnbull

It's not a lot, but I'm unable to work due to arthritis

$104

Steven Hughes

Have a great ride, Laird!

$104

Betsy And Jorn Landva

$20.80

Dave Marlow

$10.40

Liz Vivash

Enjoy your ride

$31.20

Zee Zantlo

This is a wonderful thing to do with your fame. I hope the ride is enjoyable!

$156

Elaine Kreil

Thank you for riding to improve cancer treatments.

$156

Monica Rayson Sheldon

Hey! My brother (Danny Rayson) is head of medical oncology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, you two actually look alike. He's also my OI spy : ). Have a GREAT ride!

$52

Apt

Ride the hell of cancer my brother!!!💙🚲💙

$52

Isabel Bachmann

Vivis Sperandum

$104

Diane Coleman

Thank you for riding to support curing cancer! I’m donating in memory of love ones and friends who have passed away due to cancer.

$15.60

Michele Thomaier

Have a great ride! Excellent cause.

$260

Janice Sloan

Hi Laird I am one of your Ontario cousins (Isabel's sister). Great cause. Keep safe Janice

$26

Tom Burns

Thanks Laird for making a difference

$2

Paul Hill

Great cause Laird and loved the story about how you ended up wearing it

$50

Anonymous

Well done Laird. My wife has melanoma, and went through a month of painful radiation. Success of this technology would be great.

$5.20

Sherry L Johnson

$26

Christopher Leimer

$20.80

Michele Thomaier

Godspeed on your fundraiser.

$15.60

Patricia Wilson

Laird, what you're doing is awesome! I had breast cancer two years ago and received 20 radiation treatments. Having the ability to reduce the number of treatments needed really is a game changer. I can tell you it does a number on the body. Thank you for helping to make it possible!

$104

Linda Simpson

Best of luck with this ride Laird! Lost my husband to cancer 5 years ago.. He did these rides for many years prior to his diagnosis!

$52

Anonymous

Great Cause! Best of luck.

$52

Dan Kelly

$20.80

Sandra Bauch

Laird, I wish you the best. I also wish I could send you a blank check for This cause. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart as I have lost many friends and family members to cancer. Even closer to my heart, my husband has 2 forms of terminal, untreatable cancers and is on year 15 after he had been told he had five years to live. Every day we have is precious. I am not sharing this for sympathy. I am supporting the AMAZING thing you are doing. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sandy Sharp-Bauch

$390

Lindy Raesz Barta

$52

Stephanie Stewart

$104

Anonymous

Lost my dad to cancer in 2015. He absolutely hated his radiation treatments.

$31.20

Neena Chikinda

$104

Merry Williams

Good luck

$52

Janet Scorza

Good luck!

$26

Alison C Emann

I truly wish I could help more.

$26

Ann Psota

All the best, Laird!

$20.80

Brenda M Dixon

Wishing you the best Laird!

$5.20

Katherine M Howard

$72.80

Jim Finnie

$26

Shane Hughes

Prayers for Laird. All the best, I know you are going beat cancer. Also, we love having you on the Oak Island show.

$31.20

Dave Lippard

Look at your head!! :)

$26

Rick Whiting

$20

Beatti And Kenney Mahaney

Go Laird!

$20.80

John Stalzer

$52

Anonymous

Be safe, stay healthy

$10.40

Heather

$26

Pam Milligan

A great cause

$10.40

Ginger Woodard

I lost my Mom to Ovarian Cancer January 2011, I started my battle with cancer in 2015, thyroid that spread to my lymph nodes, required surgery, a tracheotomy and feeding tube for almost a year, and radiation, still not cancer free but am better than I was, I no longer have the tracheotomy or feeding tube, my sister started her battle with 3rd stage breast cancer last year, Cancer has impacted my family in so many ways, Emotionally, Physically and Financially, it's been a rough road of recovery for us all, not being able to work and trying to keep a roof over head and food ect. It's been exhausting... I am a huge fan of the show Oak Island and of yours and Gary, I would be over the moon to win but I am just glad to see good people in the world, still spreading kindness, God Bless 🙏❤

$26

Patricia Webb

$10.40

Crystal Pb

$104

Andrea Steckerl

$20.80

Michael Vansimaeys

$26

Kimberley White

Good luck Laird.

$20.80

Deb Aldridge

Thank you for riding your bicycle to raise money for this worthy cause!!!

$20.80

Eben Dubois

$25

Peter Pelisek

good luck Laird!

$25

Dave Oshman

Fight the good fight!!!!

$52

Terry Ladd

Thank you Laird. Clear skies!

$52

Nicki Hammer

Great idea Laird! I’m always up for donating to fight cancer.

$52

Rita Richwine

Supporting fight against csncer

$104

Alexandre Bellemare

I'm just hoping that one day, there will be a treatement for all cancer! Take care.

$5.20

Angela Peters

$31.20

Barbie F

$52

Kendrick Mcmahan

Thanks for doing this ! It’s been a bad couple of years for some of my friends. And thanks for keeping Archaeology up front on the show. It’s important !

$52

Beth Wang

$104

Stacey Hollars

🎗 + 🎗 Mom & Dad TY 🙏

$25

Sandy Otten Miller

You've always been so kind to answer my questions about Oak Island. God bless you for taking the time for this most worthy fundraiser.

$52

Robert W. Cook

Fight the fight Laird!

$52

Marilyn R.

When do you start this ride? I would love to go too. 💕

$26

Christopher Leimer

Happy to help a great cause.

$20.80

Joseph Fabry

$20.80

Jeanna Loeffelholz

You got this Laird. Let’s fight cancer!

$52

Joe Parsanko In Leiu Of Jan Benak

As an avid and almost obsessed viewer of Curse of Oak Island , Laird, I gotta be honest I didn't like you and thought you were just a government plant to keep tabs and hinder the process of the fellowship. But I was totally wrong about you and your roll and have come to greatly respect and appreciate you not only as a true professional in your field but as a person. I am also glad to be able to give the small amount of $50 to your cause. It was my sister's Janet Benaks cause also that she unfortunately lost to stage 4 breast cancer. This $50 frome and more in the upcoming future if possible if humbly in her name. She found out way to late and started her treatment at stage 4 but was able to have 4 more years after her diagnosis to knock as far as I know everything off her bucket list except sky diving. God Bless you and all involved in your endeavor and research. See it though for the future fighters. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND KNOWLEDGE YOU SHARE WITH THE WORD.

$52

Teri Hamilton Garrett

Archeologist wanna be here :) Thank you for your work on Oak Island and supporting a cure for cancer. Best wishes.

$52

Aimee Molleken

$26

Linda Laude

You got this!!!!

$26

Merry

Lots of luck on your ride.

$52

Jared Mifsud

$26

Virginia Cornelius

Ride on Laird!

$20.80

Darlene Dugie

$20.80

Mary Molski

Thank you for doing this Laird.

$50

Dale Glasser

$20.80

Sherri Dougan

Go for it Laird! Thank you!

$20.80

Gerry Ogilvie

Well done sir , stay safe old friend.

$52

Cynthia Bussey

$10.40

Daniel Howard

Ride on brother, what a great cause. Love from Australia 🇦🇺

$208

Albert Surette

Thank you for doing this for such a great cause.

$20

Gailya Keller

You can do this!!! Best thoughts to you as you do this!!

$26

Laura Titus

This is wonderful news and how wonderful that this state of the art radiation treatment will be available in Nova Scotia! The QEII radiation staff are amazing... I spent weeks there myself. It definitely would be much much easier if the treatment could be provided in a short duration of time. Thank you Laird for caring and participating in this cause!

$15.60

Justin Cybulski

$5.20

Kari Drinkwater

$104

Linda M. Simpson

Thanks for your participation in the fight!!!

$52

Andrew Dean

I cherish the moments I had on Oak Island with my brother. Everyone was so kind to us. Still watch every week, but I don't get to talk with him anymore about it. I know he's watching too ;) ride well sir!

$26

Tom Burns

$26

Michael Moore

Thanks for riding for a good cause!

$52

Doug Crowell

$26

Carol

Go Laird!

$25

John Stemmer

Your the best

$52

John And Barbara Rinaldi

Great fundraiser Laird! Hope you reach your goal

$52

David Hughes

$20.80

Vicki Dilley

$26

Deb Mohr

Best of luck and have fun for this worthwhile cause.

$26

Liz Vivash

Enjoy

$26

Beth Hughes

$20.80

Michele Thomaier

$52

Aimee Molleken

Laird, You never cease to amaze me with your good heart!

$52

Bridget White

Ride on Laird!

$100

Jocelyn Niven

Thank you, brother.

$52

Jan Anderson

$50

Art Gennis

Peddle hard!

$52

Adam Cooper

$26

Tom Mohr

Go for it!

$52

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