WINDSOR, ON / December 14, 2020
During the month of November, the Windsor/Essex community participated, donated, purchased items, and organized events, raising over $340,000 for Grow On Windsor and the patients in our community! “We are so humbled to see the tremendous support from our community and we are equally honoured that over 30 local organizations hosted fundraisers in support of Grow On Windsor this year and helped us surpass our goal”, says Houida Kassem, Executive Director.
The funds raised in support of Grow On Windsor 2020 will enable the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation to:
- Fund the purchase of two very important items for patients receiving radiation treatment at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre (WRCC):
• Blue Phantom: measures several 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 measure dose to patient’s critical organs or critical devices (such as a pacemaker) during radiation treatment delivery.
- Designate funds to the Seeds4Hope Program which supports local cancer research.
Dr. Esmaeel Ghasroddashti, WRCC Head of Medical Physics says “the key to successful Radiation Therapy treatment is Precision and Accuracy. This year’s generous support from the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation, for two imperative pieces of equipment, will enhance exactly that: Precision and Accuracy of our delivered treatments. While this equipment is not well known, they are critical to our daily operations and support every single patient that needs treatment”.
With support from the community for Grow On Windsor, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation continues to provide the necessary funding for treatment and equipment for local cancer patients.
“Brian and I were excited to sponsor Grow On Windsor again this year. It is such an important campaign. Cancer has touched both our families, and this is very near to our hearts”, says Lisa Schwab, Official Sponsor.
Houida Kassem, Executive Director
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
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 (WCCF)
The WCCF serves as the official fundraising arm for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, fulfilling requests of the 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!