Five departments treating cancer patients will receive funding.
Each year, the Windsor Regional Cancer Program identifies the needs of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. As the fundraising arm, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation fundraises to fulfill those needs. This year, five departments treating cancer patients will be receiving funding, including Systemic (chemo), Radiation, Pharmacy, Surgery, and Medical Oncology (in-patient). This funding will further Capital Needs, Cancer Research, and Patient Care for our local community.
One initiative is a new pharmacy space with advanced safety and functionality for preparing anti-cancer drugs, and a pharmacy robot that will help deliver drugs from our new pharmacy space into the chemo suite.
Funding will also continue to support the Clinical Trials Navigator Program, among many technological and radiation tools to advance the Windsor Regional Cancer Program.
“Every year, more than 3,000 new patients are diagnosed with cancer that need our services, and more than 130,000 visits happen right here in our Cancer Centre” said Nicole Sbrocca, Windsor Regional Hospital Director of Cancer Services, Regional Director, Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program, “this initiative is just one example of how the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation is supporting the monumental footprint of the Windsor Regional Cancer Program.
“We are pleased to provide funds that will support so many areas within the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, ensuring the Windsor Regional Cancer Program remains one of the leading programs in Ontario.” Said Houida Kassem, Executive Director of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation.
About the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation is driven by a promise to serve our cancer community, and serves as the official fundraising arm for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, fulfilling requests of the Windsor Regional Cancer Program. Requests include the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, patient amenities, and initiatives, such as the Patient Assistance Fund, and our Seeds4Hope program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
Brandy Coulsey, Marketing and Communications Manager
519-254-5577 ext. 58559