Community events helping to fund world-class cancer care

Group of Dragon Boat paddlers with giant cheque

Through your support of incredible community events like Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival, Couture Candy’s recent sweet treat fundraiser and the upcoming “Cancer Takedown 2022”, you’re investing in world-class cancer care at PRHC, helping your hospital to serve more patients, support earlier diagnosis, and ensure safer and more effective treatments.

This includes investments like a second MRI, to allow for an additional 5,000 procedures a year (representing a 53% growth in volume), and robotic preparation of chemotherapy medications – the same chemotherapy preparation system found at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and the next logical step for our Centre of Excellence for Cancer Care.

Last month, Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival announced that they beat their goal and raised an amazing $202,268.41! And just recently, the team at Couture Candy PTBO donated a spectacular $16,700 raised through “Supporting Cancer Care is Sweet”!

Next, local celebrities Kate Suhr, Melissa Payne, Linda Kash, Megan Murphy and friends will present “Cancer Takedown 2022”. Please join them November 16 at Market Hall for an evening of song, story and solidarity in support of cancer care at PRHC. Tickets are available by phone at 705-775-1503, at the Market Hall box office (140 Charlotte Street – 3rd floor, Monday-Friday 12-5pm), or online.

Because of the inspiring hard work and generosity of event organizers and the participation of wonderful people like you, cancer patients from across our region can receive the expert, specialized care they need, close to home – instead of having to travel. Thank you!

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!

Group of Dragon Boat paddlers with giant cheque

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!

Donate your empties in support of your hospital

Cheers and thanks to The Beer Store!

Throughout 2021, Beer Store employees, customers, and communities worked hard to raise funds for worthy causes across the province. Last year, The Beer Store supported over 100 local hospitals and foodbanks and raised $258,843.

This year, from July 4th-August 28th, The Beer Store is thrilled to be supporting local organizations again. With your help, The Beer Store is proud to support local charities within the community – including PRHC Foundation. Please visit The Beer Store to support by making a monetary donation or donating your empty returns.

Donations made at Peterborough and area The Beer Store locations below will help fund the equipment and technology the hardworking healthcare workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre use to provide outstanding patient care.

• Store 4701 – 570 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough, K9J 6Z8

• Store 4702 – 139 George St. N., Peterborough, K9J 3G6

• Store 4703 – 1154 Chemong Rd., Peterborough, K9H 7J6

• Store 4705 – 882 Ward St., Bridgenorth, K0L 1H0

• Store 4709 – 102 Queen St., Lakefield, K0L 2H0

• Store 4710 – 1900 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough, K9J 3K7

Supporting cancer care is sweet

Couture Candy PTBO – where the motto is #BeingKindIsSweet – has launched a fundraiser called “Supporting cancer care is sweet” to do just that: support cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre!

Inspired by her many customers who come to Candy Couture PTBO looking to send a treat to someone impacted by cancer, owner Lisa wants to give back to the community.

From now until October 3rd, the shop will donate a portion of the proceeds from over 10 of their most popular products to the PRHC Foundation.

But that’s not all, during the shop’s ice cream fundraisers throughout the summer, everyone who donates at checkout will get their name on an exclusive donor card displayed in the front window of the store!

Visit them in person seven days a week in downtown Peterborough at 386 George St. N. or online.

Thanks to Lisa and her Couture Candy PTBO customers for being so sweet!

Flower power: Floral subscriptions that give back

pink and green floral arrangement

Diana McCulloch, from the PRHC Lab and D. McCulloch Events, has once again combined her passions in generous support of the PRHC Foundation. She’s offering seasonal floral subscriptions with free delivery within Peterborough. Plus each subscription includes a donation to the Foundation to help your hospital invest in the equipment and technology used every day in the care of patients from across our region.

For all the details and options within the 1-, 3- and 6-arrangement subscriptions, please see the order form or email Diana. You can also check out more of her beautiful floral arrangements, including examples from every season, on Instagram or Facebook.

Thank you so much, Diana and subscribers, for your ongoing support!

#GetInTheBoat: Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival is back on the water!

On Saturday June 11, 2022 Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival will safely welcome our community back to Little Lake at Del Crary Park in Peterborough for a great day on the water in support of PRHC Foundation and cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre! Get your team together and get ready to #GetInTheBoat! More information is available online now.

We’re so grateful for this beloved event and vital fundraiser which has raised more than $3.7 million since 2001 to help fund world-class cancer and breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment at PRHC. Proceeds from the 2022 Festival will support the Health Centre’s continuing mission to bring the best cancer care the world has to offer, right to your regional hospital. 

With your support, PRHC will be able to serve more patients, support earlier cancer diagnosis, and ensure safer, more effective treatment, close to home. You’ll be helping the hospital invest in equipment and technology like new state-of-the-art CT scanners, a second cutting-edge MRI machine, and RIVA technology for the robotic preparation of chemotherapy. You’ll also be helping PRHC attract and retain the best and brightest healthcare professionals. 

On behalf of everyone at PRHC, especially patients and their families, thank you to the organizing committee, Survivors Abreast and all of the passionate sponsors, volunteers, participants and donors who make the Festival a success every year!