Rod MacKinnon

Supporting cancer care in Atlantic Canada. Learn More.

I’m facing the fight against cancer!

Nova Scotia has the highest cancer rates in all of Canada. 1 in 3 patients will not survive. To help combat these alarming stats, our BMO Ride for Cancer community is rallying like never before to introduce liquid biopsy technology that will help determine if a patient’s cancer is cured, if it has returned, and, if so, how best to treat it.

On Saturday, September 28, 2024, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: transforming local cancer care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.  

Faster diagnosis saves lives, which is why BMO Ride for Cancer is on a mission to bring rapid cancer detection and monitoring to patients who have already undergone treatment. With a simple blood test that can happen anywhere in the province, QEII experts will use this revolutionary technology to uncover whether patients are cancer-free after surgery and the earliest signs if their cancer has returned.

This technology will be a game-changer. Life-changing benefits include:

  • improving survival rates and provide potential cures with earlier detection and personalized treatment options;
  • unlocking access to more clinical trials;
  • sparing patients from unnecessary treatments and harmful side effects;
  • keeping care closer to home and ensuring equitable access, as patients can undergo a simple blood test in any community in Nova Scotia;
  • reducing the number of visits required to the QEII, which ultimately impacts wait times;
  • providing critical answers about a patient’s cancer sooner, helping to relieve anxiety and worry; and much more.

By supporting my ride today, you are joining a community dedicated to moving the needle in cancer care for Nova Scotians. Your support will pave the way for a future of hope for all of us.

Are you ready to save lives?

To learn more about liquid biopsy technology and the impact your critical donation will have, click here.

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Thank you to my Supporters


Loretta Mclellan

I know this event is close to your heart, Rod. I hope you have the best event day!!


Sylvan Murdock

Donation for a great cause


Ewan, Ella & Cara


Greg Murray


Glen And Sheila Higgins




Doug Mcmillan

Hi Rod, Great cause in memory of Chris. I am glad to offer some support. I also support Chris MacDougall who has some great rides and made a lots of friends along the way. Think about Chris often as I drive by his house or spend time at Hart Lake. All the best - have a great ride. Doug


John And Sue Murray


Dan & Lindsey


Carmel Chisholm


Jamie Green

Good job Rod .




Devin Coulter


Anna Macdonell


Gordon Mackinnon

good luck rod


Madeleine, John And Arden

Go get em! ❤️💪


Josh Brown

Well done Rod!


Jeff Deuville



Pull me in the trailer!


Ernie +mable Dickson

Great Gesture Rod.. giver..Hope your ride helps someone down the road… Fk Cancer!!


Josh And Christina

Give ‘er Hot Rod!


Dan Mackinnon


Vera Brown

In memory of Chris and Everett Good luck Rod


Marc Gagnon


Cathy Chestnut


Peggy Maguire


Good Luck And Thanks For Riding!


Joe Fambro


Mitton Family

Good luck Roddie!


Eugene Quigley


Tanya& Craig

Enjoy your ride Rod! We miss you:) Cancer is awful! My mother had Cancer I hope it doesn't return. I hope we can get a cure.


Stephanie Miles



Good luck, Rod!


Darlene Marshall

This is such an important event! I'm not doing the ride this year but I am happy to support your ride!


Rod Mackinnon

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