Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation receives a grant of $5,000 from the Inspiration 100™ Association

WINDSOR, ON /  January 11, 2021

WINDSOR CANCER CENTRE FOUNDATION (WCCF) received a grant for $5,000 from the Inspiration 100™ Association fund held at WindsorEssex Community Foundation. These funds will be used to support the Patient Assistance Fund (PAF). 

To date, Inspiration 100™ has welcomed 100 local community philanthropists into the Association and within the past four years alone, has granted a total of $145,000 to 23 local charities within Windsor-Essex. With the fund reaching a million within five years, the Association will continue to award grants to more local charities, ensuring long-term impact and support of Windsor-Essex. 

“We are honoured to be one of the local organizations to receive this grant. At a time when things are so uncertain, we can say with certainty that these funds will support financial needs of our patients”, says Houida Kassem, Executive Director, WCCF. A cancer diagnosis can bring with it many uncertainties and unexpected expenses. To alleviate some of those burdens, the WCCF created a fund to assist patients at a time when it is needed most. The PAF is available for emergency use when all other forms of financial assistance are not available. To date, the WCCF has provided over $650,000 in support of over 1000 patients. 

Houida Kassem, Executive Director, Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
519-254-5577 ext. 58506 / 


About Inspiration 100™ 

Inspiration 100™ is an exclusive group of 100 community-minded philanthropic leaders in Windsor and Essex County who are committed to building a unique charitable fund held in perpetuity under the umbrella of the WindsorEssex Community Foundation. It is expected that the fund will exceed $3 million over the next decade. This project aims to make a significant difference in our community by distributing wealth responsibly and sustainably to worthwhile organizations in our city and county. 


About the WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF) 

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation, originally founded in 1983 as Heritage Windsor, is a perpetual community trust for philanthropic purposes. It exists to manage donors’ legacy funds and make grants to support local community programs. Through grant making activities, the WECF is able to establish partnerships to assist a broad range of community organizations. Learn more here: 

Lisa Kolody, Executive Director, WindsorEssex Community Foundation 519-990-4322 / 


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!