Odette Merchant

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I’m facing the fight against cancer!

What if we could destroy cancer using a patient’s own immune system? What if we could cure at least half of all eligible blood cancer patients? Yes, I said cure.  When you support my ride today, we’re one step closer to making these bold aspirations a reality.

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to transform local cancer care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.  

This year, we’re going to be bolder than ever before…our BMO Ride for Cancer community is all in! With your support, we’ll establish Atlantic Canada’s first-ever CAR-T therapy lab, a state-of-the-art space dedicated to genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells (T-cells) to fight their cancer with unparalleled personalization and accuracy.

This revolutionary and lifesaving immunotherapy is a final lifeline and potential cure for certain blood cancer patients who’ve tried all other treatment options.

Benefits include faster treatment times, minimizing disruption to families’ lives, more clinical trials, and, most importantly, offering a potentially lifesaving treatment option to certain blood cancer patients who otherwise would not survive.

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

If you could save someone’s life, why wouldn’t you?

To learn more about CAR-T therapy and the impact your donation will have, click here.

My Achievements

Completed Profile Page

Shared Personal Page

Made a personal donation

Reached my fundraising goal!

Thank you to my Supporters


Terrah Keener


Mariana Botea

Keep going strong !


Lorella Vardy


Elizabeth Evans

All the best !


Wendy Mcdermott

You Go Girl! 🚴🏻‍♀️🤗❤️


Megan Callaway


Katherine Hughes

Best of luck with your ride!


Sandra Batten

Have an amazing ride!


Theresa Babb

Ride like the wind, Brave Warrior!!!


Lore Bowers


Tanya Victoria Hendsbee


Joanne Oneill

Thank you Odette - go girl!


Calinda Brown

Way to go Odette!


Belinda Smith

Thank you Odette!


S & P

To quote Taylor Swift, “I never seen nobody shine the way you do.” Thank you for raising money for cancer care. Hope you have a very happy birthday weekend.


Louise Power

Good Luck! Keep on peddling!! xxoo


Jane Broadbent

Thank you, Odette. Ride safely!


Sherry Learning

Ride Odette Ride!


Patricia Pye

Way to go Odette!!!!


Tracey Hardiman

Very inspiring!!


Della Mae Machardie


Mary Stevens


Linda White

Have a wonderful ride, Odette!

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