Windsor, ON – Community gyms and organizations came together to row against cancer on the concourse of the WFCU centre on Sunday, December 4th. Over twenty relay teams competed, and over $77,000 was raised for the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Huge thank you to CTV News, AM800, The Windsor Star, and Blackburn Radio for covering this incredibly moving event. Local cancer warriors spoke at the opening ceremony, and even participated in the rowing relay.
Crews N Brews The Final Pull would not have come to life without the efforts of event organizers Tony Smith, Owner, The Garage Gym and Greg Grondin, Co-Owner, GL Heritage Brewing. This event would not have been possible without the dedication of our event sponsors, The Windsor Spitfires and HQ Nutrition.
Huge thank you to the following gyms and organizations that entered teams for Crews N Brews The Final Pull: The Garage Gym, Shred Shop, Storm City, Windsor CrossFit, Evolution Intensity Training, Workhorse Fitness, and Windsor Police Service.
Special thanks to our incredible volunteers, who made the event run so smoothly and made sure participants were well cared for. Finally to our Cancer Warriors and this incredible community we call home. You rallied together to support one another, and support men living with cancer in our region. You are the reason this event was so successful.
Snapshots from the event can be found below. Check our Instagram for a ton of reels and videos, and search #CrewsNBrews22 for all the community content from The Final Pull.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
Brandy Coulsey, Marketing and Communications Manager
519-254-5577 ext. 58559
About Grow On Windsor
Through Grow On Windsor, our generous community has raised over $1 million towards the purchase of vital tools and equipment to support cancer awareness, research and treatment for men in our region. Some items funded by the Grow On Windsor campaign are IV poles, Brachytherapy equipment, a radiation treatment immobilization system, tissue processor, auto microtome and so much more.
About the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation serves as the official fundraising arm for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, fulfilling requests of the Windsor Regional Cancer Program. These requests include the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, patient amenities, and initiatives, such as the Patient Assistance Fund, and our Seeds4Hope program which supports excellent local cancer research. Thanks to tremendous community support, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation has raised over $30 million to date!