Lock Out Cancer Campaign Closes Out a Record Year

The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s fifth annual Lock Out Cancer campaign closes with a record total, raising over $165,000.

WINDSOR, ON. Lock Out Cancer takes place each year in May, and is one of two signature campaigns by the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation.  Funds raised for Lock Out Cancer support cancer awareness, research, and treatment for women in our region.

“Lock Out Cancer supports our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, aunts, loved ones, friends, and coworkers diagnosed with cancer.  This past May, our community came together to raise funds, and we are full of gratitude,” says Houida Kassem, Executive Director of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation.

Lock Out Cancer brings local companies and the community together with fundraising initiatives like Lilies for Lock Out, Spas for a Cause, and Grocery Raffle with a grand prize of $5,000 in free groceries.

“I am incredibly moved by the generosity, kindness and compassion of people in our community who have supported the Lock Out Cancer Campaign. They continue to stand with us every step of the way in our fight with cancer. Our community’s donations and support are making a difference in our cancer journey in many ways, and providing us the resources we need to fight this disease. I am beyond grateful to live in this community and for everyone who has supported the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation and this campaign. There aren’t enough words to express how thankful I am. You are giving us the greatest gift – reminding us that our fight is your fight too and we are not alone,” said Stephanie Giacalone.

Stephanie Giacalone is one of five women selected as Lock Out Cancer Ambassadors for 2022.   Ambassadors are women from our community that have come through the doors of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre as patients.  They’ve seen, first-hand, the value of funds raised to support the Windsor Regional Cancer Program.

The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their unwavering support for Lock Out Cancer: our Charity Partner, the Windsor Regional Hospital, Gold Sponsor the Scott Family Foundation, Silver Sponsors Ground Effects and the University of Windsor, and Bronze Sponsors Amico, Tim Hortons, and Mastercraft. 

Special thank you to the faces of this year’s Lock Out Cancer campaign, our 2022 Ambassadors: (left to right below) Dana Stevens, Karma Jasey, Brooke Spitse, Ashley Sarros, and Stephanie Giacalone.

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You can support the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation by donating today.


Brandy Coulsey

Marketing and Communications Manager

Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation

519-254-5577 x58559 / bcoulsey@windsorcancerfoundation.org

About Lock Out Cancer

Lock Out Cancer is a fundraising campaign of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation., During the month of May, support cancer awareness, research and treatment for women living in our region by purchasing your own Lock Out Cancer padlock, Lock Out Cancer Swarovski® Crystal jewelry or by becoming a sponsor. Through generous Sponsors and the sale of our padlocks and jewelry, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation is able to fund much needed equipment and tools for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre.

About the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation (WCCF)

The WCCF 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 WCCF has raised over $30 million to date!