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 you’ve generously funded for men living with cancer in our region. 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!

Items Funded Through Grow On Windsor

These items support cancer awareness, research, and treatment for men living in our region. Your generosity funded items that are not otherwise covered by the Province of Ontario.

ArcCHECK Machine: is a cylindrical shaped equipment that is made of tissue-like material and is equipped with hundreds of tiny sensitive radiation measuring pieces. Performing the QA using ArcCHECK ensures that the treatment will be given to the patient as planned. As such, ArcCHECK is an essential part to the modern radiation therapy system.

Infusion Pumps: used in the delivery of medications that are integral in the treatment of cancer. These infusion pumps not only deliver chemotherapy and immunotherapy but they also allow other supportive treatments to be infused such as electrolyte replacements, blood product transfusions, fluids for hydration, antibiotics, and various other medications that are used to support people throughout their journey with cancer.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS): the EBUS is used for minimally invasive but highly effective procedures for diagnosing lung cancer.

Blue Phantom: measures a number of different characters of the radiation beam to ensure a safe and accurate delivery of treatment. The Blue Phantom that the WRCC currently possesses is over twelve years old while the typical lifetime of such equipment is about ten years.

microSTARii System: used for secondary verification of dose for quality control. It allows staff to access dose to patient critical organs or critical devices during radiation treatment delivery. This device can also be used to perform routine quality control for other radiating emitting equipment in the clinic.

Bladder Scanner: The bladder scan measures ultrasonic reflections within the patient’s body to differentiate the urinary bladder from the surrounding tissue. It is a non-invasive portable tool for diagnosing, managing and treating urinary outflow dysfunction.

Vital Signs Monitor: The vital signs monitor is used to measure the basic indicators of health – temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure. More scanners available means more patients can be monitored at the same time.

IV Poles: Intravenous (IV) poles offer a secure place to hang bags of medicine, providing patients with a continuous flow of fluids. IV is one of the ways to administer chemotherapy.