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Thank You Windsor Essex For Helping Lock Out Cancer!
The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation (WCCF) has officially concluded the 4th Annual Lock Out Cancer campaign and is proud to announce this year’s campaign raised over $125,000!
“The support from our community has been overwhelming,” says Houida Kassem, Executive Director of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation (WCCF). “Community members and local business went the extra mile for women in our region diagnosed with cancer. We are grateful to each and everyone that provided their support!”
Over 30 local businesses donated a portion of their proceeds during May to Lock Out Cancer. Seven amazing Ambassadors shared their cancer journeys and the community showed their support by purchasing Lock Out Cancer padlocks and Swarovski® Crystal jewellery.
Cheryl Cullen, Cancer Warrior and Lock Out Cancer Ambassador states: “I have been focused on spreading awareness to others, taking part in fundraising efforts and sharing my story. I am hopeful that someone else might benefit from my story. I am grateful to be an Ambassador for the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation. They have provided me with support as I continue in my cancer journey with the goal of locking out cancer!”
Proceeds from Lock Out Cancer will fund the following initiatives within the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre . . .
- Breast Reconstruction Program: Allowing patients to continue receiving their breast reconstruction surgery in Windsor.
- Dignity Robes: Robes that are made by volunteers and gifted to patients, allowing them to stay partially covered during treatment. This is a way of providing comfort and control to the patient.
- Image Enhancement: Providing wigs to patients who may not have the financial means to purchase one.
- Robes for Radiation: A warm, waffle knit robe, that is provided to each patient in place of a hospital gown and can be worn while receiving radiation treatment.
“The breast reconstruction program at Windsor Regional Hospital is truly indebted to the generosity of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation”, says Dr. Kristina Lutz, MD, FRCSC, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Windsor Regional Hospital. “The WCCF has provided the necessary tools to provide breast reconstruction to over 60 local women in the past two years. Myself and all my patients are so grateful for the support they have given us to run our program. Thank you so much!”
The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation would like to thank their Charity Partner, the Windsor Regional Hospital and their Sponsors, the University of Windsor, the Scott Family Foundation and Ground Effects Ltd., for their unwavering support.
This campaign would not have been possible without community support, including the 7 local Ambassadors, who were the face of the campaign this year: Chersky Chan, Cheryl Cullen, Jacqueline Marchand, Jennifer Jones, Nishi Gaur, Sadie Daher, and Tawnya Jacob.
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 jewellery or by becoming a sponsor. Through generous Sponsors and the sale of their padlocks and jewelry, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation is able to fund much needed equipment and tools for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre.
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 their Seeds4Hope program which supports excellent local cancer research. Thanks to tremendous community support, the WCCF has raised over $30 million to date!