Grow On Windsor

Each November, Grow On Windsor raises funds to reduce the need for our brothers, fathers, uncles, loved ones, and friends to travel down Highway 401 for treatment that they should be receiving right here.

Every dollar raised stays local to support the purchase of vital tools and equipment not otherwise funded by the province.

The Story of Grow On Windsor

Grow On Windsor started as an awareness and fundraising campaign in November 2015 where men from Windsor/Essex showed their support all over their face (literally) by growing out their beards, mustaches, sideburns… you get the idea. They raised funds while challenging each other to abandon their razors in support of cancer awareness, research, and treatment for men living in our region.

Now, each November, the fundraising campaign goes far beyond what grows on your face (although we still love that part!). Grow On Windsor has evolved into an opportunity to fundraise individually or within a team, and raise funds in many creative ways.

Grow On Windsor raises funds to reduce the need for our brothers, fathers, uncles, loved ones, and friends to travel down Highway 401 for treatment that they should be receiving right here.

Every dollar raised stays local to support the purchase of vital tools and equipment not otherwise funded by the province. Learn more about what Grow On Windsor 2022 will fund for men living with cancer in our region. This year’s theme is We Grow On Together, because no one should be in this fight alone. Please take 60 seconds to watch the video below. Funds raised support awareness, research, and treatment, to keep our loved ones close to home.

Want to join Grow On Windsor but not sure how to get started raising funds? Read on for meaningful fundraising ideas.

Meaningful Fundraising Is All About What Drives You

There are many creative fundraising ideas that arise for Grow On Windsor each November. It’s all about finding your groove – what drives you? What motivates you to meet and exceed the goals you set for yourself as a fundraiser? Grow On Windsor is no exception. Whether you are you driven by your Connection to Our Cause, Team Building activities, a little Friendly Competition, or Hosting an Event, click through the boxes below, be inspired, and join Grow On Windsor today.

Like us, you too are driven by a passion to serve our cancer community in raising funds to support cancer awareness, research, and treatment for men living in our region.

Perhaps you’re ready to grow a beard, or shave a beard, or some other funny gimmick to to raise funds. Maybe you get a kick out of seeing your name on the leaderboard. Perhaps you want to share compelling stories to raise funds for Grow On Windsor.

Whatever your method, you feel connected to Grow On Windsor, and it’s important to you that funds support men living with cancer in our region.

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You want to rally the troops! Your goal is to build morale as well as raise funds for men living with cancer in our region.

Maybe you want to host a dance-a-thon or create a human chain with all your supporters? Perhaps raising funds during staff lunches or ‘dress down days’ are what motivates you or your team to raise funds.

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So, a little friendly competition (and polite smack-talk of course) is what motivates you! You want to compete in fun challenges while raising funds.

Maybe you want to challenge yourself (and others) to push-ups for pledges, or stand on one foot for as long as humanly possible? Perhaps you want to host a race, a lip syncing competition, or who can last the longest on the dreaded rowing machine… You are driven by the idea of competing against others knowing that, in the end, Grow On Windsor raises funds for men living with cancer in our region.

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You enjoy getting together with friends, so why not add a fundraising element to your November activities to support Grow On Windsor?

Do you regularly host Poker Night at your place? Have a desire to run a Trivia Night with your friends? Create fun events and social interactions with your friends while raising funds to support men living with cancer in our region.

Create your team, set the date, and leverage the event ticket or admission fees as fundraising!

Month Long Promotions Supporting Grow On Windsor

What Grow On Windsor 2022 Will Fund

By donating to Grow On Windsor, you are helping to provide funding for important items that support cancer awareness, research, and treatment for men living in our region. Your generous donation will support the purchase of equipment and services to provide:

Below is the complete list of items being funded through Grow On Windsor 2022

Brachytherapy Prostate Contract: to continue providing brachytherapy treatment for men with prostate cancer.

SRS Phantom: delivers a high dose of radiation in a single fraction. This highly specialized and sophisticated phantom will assist in the delivery of SRS treatments to patients with brain tumours with the highest precision and accuracy.

DQA3: to continue to deliver precise and accurate radiation treatment to patients.

Roos Electron Chamber: delivers electron beam treatment to ensure the accuracy of the radiation dose calculations. Accuracy is crucial, and the Roos chamber design is high precision.

Advanced Markus Electron Chamber: for continued delivery of electron beam treatment for superficial lesions and skin cancer.

Examination Sets: to outfit outpatient examination rooms to ensure the highest quality of care is delivered by our Windsor Regional Cancer Program care team. These examination sets include various equipment such as an ophthalmoscope, otoscope, thermometer, and more.

As a signature campaign of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation, Grow On Windsor raises funds for vital equipment supporting men living with cancer in our region. Your generosity through Grow On Windsor, among other campaigns, make a huge impact on the Windsor Regional Cancer Program. For more information, please contact Brooke Spitse, Manager of Fundraising, at 519-254-5577 ext. 58987.