Windsor, ON – The numbers are in, and our community raised an incredible $425,000 for the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Grow On Windsor campaign. 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.
This year’s efforts support the purchase of equipment and services to provide:
- Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer
- Advanced radiation treatment for brain tumours, lesions, & cancers on the skin
- Enhancement of seven cancer outpatient rooms
In 2021, men accounted for 46,750 visits to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. The generous support from our community means more men living with cancer in our community can continue to receive cancer care right here at home. Every dollar raised stays local to support the purchase of vital tools and equipment not otherwise funded by the province.
“Our theme this year was ‘We Grow On Together’, and the community definitely did come together in a powerful way to support men living with cancer. Your generosity makes a tremendous and immediate impact on our patients lives.” Says Houida Kassem, Executive Director, Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation.
Grow On Windsor 2022 garnered thousands of supporters from our community. Organizations hosted events and promotions around Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent, with many local companies finding fun and creative ways to raise awareness and funds for local cancer patients.
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:
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!