Inaugural ‘Cancer Takedown’ fundraiser takes place November 16 in Peterborough

Emceed by Linda Kash and Megan Murphy, night of 'song, story, and solidarity' at Market Hall raising funds for cancer care at PRHC

Linda Kash and Megan Murphy, pictured here in a promotional video, will be emceeing the inaugural "Cancer Takedown" fundraiser on November 16, 2022 at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)
Linda Kash and Megan Murphy, pictured here in a promotional video, will be emceeing the inaugural "Cancer Takedown" fundraiser on November 16, 2022 at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Local celebrities Linda Kash and Megan Murphy are emceeing a night of “song, story, and solidarity for anyone touched by cancer” in November.

The inaugural “Cancer Takedown” fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough, with all proceeds going to cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (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.

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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. Prices include all taxes and fees. You can buy tickets over the phone at 705-775-1503 or in person at the Market Hall box office at 140 Charlotte Street (3rd floor) from noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or online anytime at tickets.markethall.org.

Sponsors for the event include Arrowhead Homes, Paradigm Pictures, Kemp Insurance Brokers Ltd., and Peterborough Volkswagen.

VIDEO: “Cancer Takedown” fundraiser promo