Cancer Takedown is back November 9!

The second annual Cancer Takedown will be presented Thursday, November 9 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, featuring incredible performances by Melissa Payne, Kate Suhr, Linda Kash, Megan Murphy, Anthony Bastianon, Rob Phillips and Pol Coussée. 

Cancer Takedown is a spirit-raiser for anyone touched by cancer as much as a fundraiser in support of cancer care at PRHC. Founded by husband and wife team Rick and Amy Kemp, it shines a light on the mental burden of cancer and unites people through song, story and solidarity. 

Rick has been a patient of PRHC since 2019, when he was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer. In May 2021, his battle doubled as he was diagnosed with a second primary cancer, CNS lymphoma. He says, “The goal of Cancer Takedown is twofold. One is to raise funds. The other is to raise spirits for those battling cancer and the people helping them in their journey.”

Tickets are available from the Market Hall box office by phone at 705-775-1503, in-person at 140 Charlotte St. – 3rd floor, Peterborough, or online. And don’t miss the Cancer Takedown 2023 video with local legends Linda Kash and Megan Murphy! 

Donate your empties or cash at The Beer Store to benefit PRHC

Thank you and cheers to The Beer Store for making it easy to give back this summer!

From July 3 to August 27, Beer Stores are raising funds to support hospitals and foodbanks in their communities – the Peterborough and area Beer Stores will be collecting empties and cash donations in support of Peterborough Regional Health Centre!

Enjoy the summer and as you head home from the cottage, trailer or campsite, please consider dropping off your empties (consumed responsibly) at any of the following Beer Store locations starting July 3, to help fund equipment and technology at PRHC:

• 570 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
• 139 George St. N., Peterborough
• 1154 Chemong Rd., Peterborough
• 1900 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
• 882 Ward St., Bridgenorth
• 102 Queen St., PO Box 520, Lakefield

Go fish! Fishing For a Cure is a day of musky fishing in support of pediatric cancer care at PRHC

After Ian Wallace’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with liver cancer last summer, they started treatment at Sick Kids and were connected with the POGO Satellite Clinic at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. “This allowed us to receive many of our treatments, checkups and blood work much closer to home,” says Ian. “It has meant so much to our family to be able to spend more time together and less time and expenses travelling.”

Now, Ian wants to help ensure other families can benefit from expert, compassionate cancer care close to home. He’s organized Fishing For a Cure, a musky fishing event across the Kawartha Lakes, with all proceeds going to the PRHC Foundation in support of pediatric cancer care at PRHC.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19th
  • Location: Fish any of the Kawartha Lakes
  • Entry fee: Minimum donation of $75/angler (2 anglers/boat)
  • Prizes to be won!

To register or sponsor the event, please email Ian or call him at 416-919-9846.

Calling all cyclists: Join the Hunter Fondo in support of great care at two hospitals

The Peterborough Cycling Club presents the Hunter Fondo, Saturday, August 19th, in memory of cycling enthusiast John Hunter.

There are only 250 spots available for this wonderful event and registration closes August 12th. Cyclists can choose any of three routes, including new this year, a 40km ride mostly on the Trans Canada Trail.

Proceeds will be split between a donation to the PRHC Foundation in support of cardiac care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and a donation to the CMH Foundation for Campbellford Memorial Hospital, so pedal on over to the PCC website for more details and to sign up.

Build a gift box for Father’s Day in support of PRHC!

Once again this Father’s Day, Living Local Marketplace has teamed up with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation in support of world-class care at your regional hospital!

When you build a gift box, choosing from hundreds of lovely, local products sourced from across the province, $5 will be donated to help fund state-of-the-art technology, fuel innovation, and bring lifesaving new services to the region. 

Will it be salty, saucy, savoury, spicy, sudsy or sweet? The perfect gift is the one you create, so you decide! With their compliments and thanks for loving local, Living Local Marketplace will package up your purchase, and top it off with some amazing artwork by Christine Liu of Paper Crown Designs in Peterborough. 

You can build your box online for pick-up, local delivery or shipping across the country. Or, shop in-store at the corner of Chemong and Milroy in Peterborough, Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm.

Thank you, Living Local Marketplace and customers, for your wonderful support!

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie is back at PRHC May 1-7!

Get ready for Smile Cookie at a new time of year!

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie returns to the PRHC cafeteria Compass Canada Tim Hortons May 1-7 and we’re so grateful to be the charity of choice for this yummy event! 100% of proceeds from PRHC Compass Canada Tim Hortons Smile Cookie sales will be donated to help fund the equipment and technology used every day at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. 

Thanks to Retail Manager Warren Andrews and his team for all the work they do every year to make this fundraiser such a success and thanks to all the PRHC Smile Cookie fans for their support!

Celebrating National Volunteer Week April 16-22, 2023

From the bottom of our hearts comes a supersized thank you to all volunteers this week in celebration of National Volunteer Week 2023! It means so much to us – and your community – that you generously donate your time, energy and skills on top of your monetary donations in support of your regional hospital. Thank you!

Whether you’re one of PRHC’s Gift Shop volunteers or an office volunteer, whether you’re a Board of Directors or Board Committee member, whether you’re a volunteer with Campaign Council or the Allied Professional Advisory Council, whether you organize, participate in or help out at community events and fundraisers, whether you’ve shared your story as a Foundation ambassador or through a personal fundraising page – we want you to know how grateful we are! We couldn’t do what we do without your strength and support. Thank you for helping shape the future of healthcare in our region!

Hometown team-work results in $64,870 donation from Petes Pink in the Rink!

On Tuesday, March 21, Peterborough Petes representatives and the Petes Pink in the Rink Hockey Moms were at PRHC to donate $64,870! – proceeds from the recent Pink in the Rink fundraising efforts, merchandise sales, game and auction – in support of expert, compassionate cancer care at PRHC. These funds will help the cancer care team serve more patients, support earlier diagnosis, and ensure safer, more effective treatments for patients from across our region.

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Welcome back the birds with an Enzo original

Are you dreaming of spring? Generous, local cork bird house builder Enzo Curcio is! So he’s created another fundraiser in support of the PRHC Foundation and patient care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Now you too can be ready to welcome back the birds this spring with an Enzo original: Bird houses can be ordered until April 30th by email (pick-up to be arranged). Two sizes are available: small for $35 and large for $40.

All proceeds will be donated to the PRHC Foundation – helping to fund technology, fuel innovation and bring new services to our region. Thank you, Enzo and everyone who supports his fundraisers!