Phyllis-Ann Downey

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

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Shared Personal Page

Made a personal donation

Reached my fundraising goal!

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This year's ride

I don't post about my life but this is an important one...
I've participated in the Ride for Cancer for the last two years. I have again registered for the ride this year. This year the ride will be different for me as I face my own battle with cancer. In November 2021 I was diagnosed with colon cancer, and after a very successful resection colon surgery in January, I am in the midst of chemotherapy treatments now. My prognosis is very good and I am grateful for that. I am really fortunate I completed the Colon Cancer Screening (FIT) test they send to everyone who turns 50 as this is how my cancer was found. If you know of someone who received their test and didn't do it please encourage them to complete it. My story would be very different if I didn't do this simple test.
This is the link to donate to my Ride for Cancer, if you can contribute that would be most appreciated. If it's not within your means to contribute please just spread kindness and joy to the people around you.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post 💕

Thank you to my Supporters

$25

Sandra

You got this!!! ❤️

$104

Fairview Chiropractic And Massage Centre

$30

Carolyn

So proud of you! You got this! 💖

$100

Kim Lee

You got this!

$25

Karol Lee

Good luck on your ride 👍❤️

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Elaine Lee-adams

Have a fantastic ride for an amazing cause👍❤️

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Leeann Mcdonald

$26

Ken & Jenn Lee

From Cousins Ken and Jenn

$52

Lee’s On Fleming

We’re rooting for you, Cuz… have a great ride! Lots of love and hugs, Richard, Kelly and Capone

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Nicole

$20

Kaleigh-anne Strickland

$31.20

Paula Sherman

$104

Anonymous

$26

Melissa Schaffer

Thinking of you!!

$50

Linda Sztanko

So glad you are doing this and that I am able to do a 'little' part to help you. Thinking of you often! Linda

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Dana Johnson

Such a wonderful cause! It’s very near and dear to our hearts as well. Good luck on the big day!!❤️

$52

Kathryn Lee

$156

Bubaloos

So proud of you! Cheering you on from the west coast.😍

$31.20

Michelle S

$26

Amber Carmichael

You’re an inspiration! 🌸

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Karen Gibson

You are amazing💕💕💕

$52

Sue Maclean

$52

Marilyn Elaine Sceles

wishing you all the best!!

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Karen Carter

Good Luck and Enjoy your Ride!

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Zarina Bhayat

You are so strong and amazing! An inspiration!

$52

Dorothy Macdougall

$208

Mona

I love you. So proud of you ❤️

$156

Lyn

You are so strong, I have faith you will beat this. Sending love and support.

$26

Katt Hryciw

Wishing you all the best with your ride! I’m sorry you’re dealing with all this, but know that you have a huge group of people who love and support you.

$50

Danielle Greening

$312

Nausheena Bhayat

I wanted to help you reach your goal. The intricacies with the conversion confused me because I am in India. It’s 112 degrees and I think I got tanned yesterday - sitting inside the house. The heat has made my brain shut down. I hope this makes your goal. Love you.

$100

Allison Wilton

Love to you. Always in my thoughts.

$50

Connie Roney

All the best, Phyllis-Ann. You are amazing. Thinking of you and hope to see you at the Ride.

$100

Heather

$50

Dorothy Downey

Good luck and have a safe ride

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Krista Dillman Maceachern

I had absolutely no clue. I’m so happy to hear you won the battle. Take care.

$52

Jacob, Jackson & Michael

Bon courage! 🥰

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Janet Ross

You are one amazing person!

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Alyssa & Aleem Notta

We are so proud of you, PA!!

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Stacy Maynard

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Val Dowding

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