Madeline Mitchell

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I’m facing the fight against cancer.

In 2020, I lost my dear friend Alyssa to cancer. Alyssa was a true ray of sunshine, and no matter what life threw in her path, she still had a smile on her face. Alyssa and I grew close in junior high and high school when we bonded over our similar health-related struggles. One of our favourite things to do together was play board games, and Lyssie was always “in it to win it”. I miss her deeply, so this October I will be biking 50km and fundraising for cancer research along the way. This will be interesting, considering I am still re-learning how to ride a bike after my own health issues! Either way, you can be sure I will be doing with a smile on my face, a pink boa around my neck, and Alyssa in my heart. 


Please consider donating to my fundraising page, or sharing it with others who may be interested in donating! 


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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Why I'm Riding

In 2020, I lost my dear friend Alyssa to cancer. Alyssa was a true ray of sunshine, and no matter what life threw in her path, she still had a smile on her face. Alyssa and I grew close in junior high and high school when we bonded over our similar health-related struggles. One of our favourite things to do together was play board games, and Lyssie was always “in it to win it”. I miss her deeply, so this October I will be biking 50km and fundraising for cancer research along the way. This will be interesting, considering I am still re-learning how to ride a bike after my own health issues! Either way, you can be sure I will be doing with a smile on my face, a pink boa around my neck, and Alyssa in my heart. 


Please consider donating to my fundraising page, or sharing it with others who may be interested in donating! 


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>.

Thank you to my Supporters

$114.40

Kids & Teen Summer Basket Sales

$52

Crochet Project Sales

$26

Jon C

$104

Nanny Deion

Best of luck on your ride

$10.40

Rebecca Macintyre

$41.60

Sebastian Gaskarth

$67.60

Dishcloth Sales Round 1

$50

Donna Birch

Best of luck in your fundraising Madeline

$25

Claire

Good luck, Madeline!

$40

Shelley

Good luck!

$25

Anonymous

$50

Gillian Macnab

Wishing you lots of luck for your Ride for Cancer! Alyssa is so missed by all who knew her. 💖 She was a ray of sunshine to us all.💛

$50

Patricia Macneil

So proud of you sweetheart!

$26

Judy Cornelius

Alyssa was indeed a remarkable young lady who was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her!

$26

Tera Belfield

I wish you luck in your health journey and the Ride for Cancer. Alyssa and Trish and her family are always in my heart too ❤️

$26

Dee

We wish you all the best and that you reach your goal xoxo love Dee and the Kids

$104

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