Grow On Windsor
Each November, Grow On Windsor raises funds to reduce the need for our 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 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 supported for patients living with cancer in our community. 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 cancer awareness, research, and treatment for patients in our community.
Want to join Grow On Windsor but not sure how to get started raising funds? Read on for meaningful fundraising ideas.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
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 get ready for Grow On Windsor 2023!.
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 patients in our community.
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 stay local and support cancer patients in our community.
You want to rally the troops! Your goal is to build morale as well as raise funds for cancer patients in our community.
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.
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, all funds stay local and support cancer patients in our community.
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 caner awareness, research, and treatment for patients in our community.
Create your team, set the date, and leverage the event ticket or admission fees as fundraising!
Month Long Local Promotions
Walkerville Brewery Chocolate Milk Stout
For the month of November, $0.50 from the sale of each pint of Walkerville Brewery’s Chocolate Milk Stout will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Pick up a can or sit down for a fresh-poured pint at their Brewery location at 525 Argyle! They’re also having a Grand Opening Bash –…
Caesars Windsor Concerts for a Cure
This fall, proceeds from the sale of every concert ticket at Caesars Windsor will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Shows in November include: Theresa Caputo – November 4th @ 9 PM The Offspring & Simple Plan – November 15th @ 8 PM Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland – November 17 @…
PAWPular Paws Nail Trim
For the month of November, proceeds from the sale of every $5 Nail Trim at PAWPular Paws will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Pamper your pup and support local cancer patients at the same time! Visit their Facebook or call 519-715-9233 to book an appointment today.
Cookie Bar Stache Cookie
Indulge in the Stache cookie. A dark chocolate and toffee 1/4 pound craft cookie topped with pistachio. For the month of November, $1 from the sale of each of The Cookie Bar’s Stache Cookie will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Cookie Bar, located at 471 Pelissier in Windsor, is a…
Eat Drink Dine Kingsville Burger Month
For the month of November, a portion of proceeds from each restaurant’s Feature Burger will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. More details can be found on their extensive Facebook post here. Feel free to check out menus from these participating establishments, but try not to drool on your keyboard! Participating…
Frank Brewing – Grow with the Flow
Enjoy a Grow with the Flow Vanilla Porter! For the month of November, a portion of every sale of Grow with the Flow will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. Frank Brewing, located on Tecumseh Rd E between Banwell and Lesperance, introduces their new Vanilla Porter. Visit their website or call…
Buy From Provincial Chrysler & Support Grow On Windsor
Provincial Chrysler is proud to support Grow On Windsor. Feel like getting into a new ride before the end of the year? Consider stopping in today. For the month of November, $25 from every new and pre-owned vehicle sold by Provincial Chrysler will support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor Campaign. Visit their…
Sponsor a Spitfire By Donating Their Jersey #
Sponsor your favourite spitfire in support of Grow On Windsor! Select your Spitfire – will it be #81 Matthew Maggio or maybe #12 Ryan Abraham? You can even snag #100 – Bomber! Donate the amount that appears on the back of their jersey and you’ll receive: Click here to claim your favourite player’s number today!…
CREW Cares Burger Fundraiser
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery is donating $2 from the sale of each CREW Burger sold in the month of November. The CREW Burger feature is a 6oz patty with sauteed bacon, mushrooms, onions, fried monterey jack, garlic aoli, and pesto. Served with fries. Head out to beautiful Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, enjoy the view and…
El Patron Birria Pizza
El Patron Mexican Grill, located in Tecumseh, is featuring their Birria Pizza all month long. Throughout November, a portion of proceeds from the sale of their feature pizza will support Grow On Windsor. Click here for hours, location, and more information on El Patron.
Funds Raised In 2022
By donating to Grow On Windsor in 2022, you helped provide funding for important items that support cancer awareness, research, and treatment for patients in our community. Your generous donation supported the purchase of equipment and services to provide:
Advanced radiation treatment for brain tumours, lesions, & cancers on the skin
Below is the complete list of items funded through the 2022 campaign:
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.