2023 Peterborough Petes Pink in the Rink supports cancer care at PRHC

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The Peterborough Petes’ Pink in the Rink returns to the Peterborough Memorial Centre as they take on the Oshawa Generals Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:05pm.

After raising a total of $900,000 over the past 13 years, the Petes announced that this year’s fundraising goal is $50,000, moving the team one step closer to $1 million dollar raised to fight cancer in Pink in the Rink’s history.

Proceeds from the 14th Annual Pink in the Rink will support expert, compassionate cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). Lesley Heighway, PRHC Foundation President & CEO, says that with cancer volumes on the rise, donors are essential to the hospital’s ability to serve more patients, support earlier diagnosis, and ensure safer, more effective treatments, close to home.

“The number of patients from Peterborough and the surrounding area who rely on PRHC to support their cancer journey continues to climb,” said Heighway. “It’s events like Pink in the Rink and organizations like the Peterborough Petes – along with the people and businesses who support them – that fund the tools our experts need to save and improve lives. With your help, we’ll continue investing in vital technology upgrades like our Interventional Radiology suites, where cancer is just one of the conditions treated, and experts perform minimally-invasive biopsies, install intravenous chemotherapy ports, and even offer precise, targeted cancer treatments – safely and quickly so patients can go home sooner.”

“On behalf of PRHC’s patients and everyone who loves them, thank you,” Heighway added. “Together we’re ensuring our hospital remains a trusted place of healing and hope for you, your family and our entire community, now and always.”

The 14th annual Pink in the Rink game will also celebrate and honour hockey moms who have been affected by cancer. You can meet the 2023 Pink in the Rink Hockey Mom Ambassadors and learn more about why fundraising to support cancer care at PRHC is important to them through their video spotlights.

Purchase tickets online or at the PMC Grant Thornton Box Office using the promo code PINK and $4 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Petes Pink in the Rink campaign in support of PRHC Foundation.

Find out more here.

Inaugural “Cancer Takedown” fundraiser takes place November 16th

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Join local celebrities Linda Kash and Megan Murphy on Wednesday, November 16th at 7 pm for a night of “song, story, and solidarity for anyone touched by cancer”.

The inaugural “Cancer Takedown” fundraiser will be held at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough, with all proceeds supporting cancer care at PRHC.

Described as a “spirit-raiser” as much as a fundraiser, the evening will feature local musicians Kate Suhr and Melissa Payne and their bands, along with musical director Anthony Bastianon and singer, dancer, and actor Denise Oucharek. Along with the performances, people with cancer will also be sharing their stories.

Tickets are $50 for assigned cabaret table seating and $30 general admission seating. They can be purchased over the phone at 705-775-1503, in person at the Market Hall box office (140 Charlotte Street, 3rd floor – open Mon-Fri, noon to 5 p.m.) or online at tickets.markethall.org

2022 Dragon Boat Festival raises $202,268.41!

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Proceeds support the future of cancer care at PRHC

The Dragon returned with a ROAR in June with it’s first in-person event since 2019.  Organizers set an aggressive goal of $180,000.00 and asked the community to #GETBACKINTHEBOAT as they pledged to make a difference, one race at a time.

Well, together they paddled right past their goal, raising an incredible $202,268.41!

Proceeds from the event will fund lifesaving equipment and technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of caner at PRHC. Together, we’re helping ensure the future of cancer care at our hospital, and in our region.

Thank you to the thousands of paddlers, donors, volunteers and sponsors who made this incredible donation possible.

A special shout out to Kawartha Credit Union who marked their 21st consecutive year as presenting sponsor – a remarkable demonstration of their commitment to both our community and the cause. Thank you!

The Dragon returns to Del Crary Park on Saturday, June 10, 2023 so mark your calendars and we’ll see you back out on the water!