We’re Helping Bring a New Cancer Detecting PET CT to Lakeridge Health.

In 2023, Port Perry Pedals is raising funds to support the purchase of state-of-the-art cancer diagnostic equipment. Critical to the cancer journey for many, a PET CT scan helps determine the size, location and stage of a person’s cancer. Currently 30 patients a week are being sent outside Durham Region for PET CTs because the closest scanners of this kind are in Toronto and beyond.

Co-founder Marc Gibbons has had 8 PET CTs so far during his own cancer treatment – imagine the stress, energy and travel time required to head into the city when the rest of your care can happen minutes from home! Like Marc, many patients rely on PET CTs during the course of their cancer journey and through our fundraising, we’re stepping up to ensure the very best cancer equipment and care is available in our community.
Every year, approximately 7,000 new cancer patients rely on Lakeridge Health.

Lakeridge Health Foundation’s Our Cancer Campaign has reached a significant milestone, surpassing 90% of its $20 million goal, and have an ambitious plan to meet their fundraising target by the end of 2023.

Thanks to generous donors they’ve funded advancements like surgical robotics, specialized lab technology, and personalized treatment options and research.

In the coming year the Foundation will focus on funding a number of final priorities including the newly announced PET CT that will drastically improve cancer diagnostic services in Durham Region.

Through our collective fundraising with Port Perry Pedals we can help change the course of this disease and help countless families in our community. Please support your family and friends generously!

Cancer may be the #1 cause of death in Canada, but the good news is that it can be beaten.

The need for comprehensive cancer services is increasing exponentially and our community, once again, has been charged with investing in cancer care, close to home.

Lakeridge Health Foundation has embarked on an ambitious $20 million campaign to raise funds for research, education, capital projects and equipment that support cancer care in Durham Region at Lakeridge Health and the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa.

We are diagnosing cancer earlier and helping many people live longer thanks to incredible advances in prevention, screening and treatment. Discoveries in cancer genetics and advanced imaging mean doctors can stop some cancers before they even start. And new minimally-invasive models of care are allowing for personalized cancer treatments with fewer side effects and less risk of complications.
1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Cancer affects everyone. And that should have an effect on you.
Territorial acknowledgement

Port Perry Pedals acknowledges the Treaty and Traditional Territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the Mississauga peoples. We are grateful to engage our work, and ride our routes on lands that are situated within the Williams Treaties and pre-confederation Treaties.

We acknowledge the land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for it since time immemorial. The settlement of these lands has been marked by poor treatment of Indigenous peoples and we commit to working with them towards a shared understanding of truth and reconciliation.