Casino puts money down on fight against cancer

A donation from Caesars Windsor will help the fight against cancer, says a UWindsor professor researching the disease.

Lisa Porter is translational research director for the Windsor Cancer Research Group, which received $10,000 Tuesday from the casino’s Concerts for a Cure campaign. It donated $1 for every ticket sold for October or November shows in its Colosseum concert venue, resulting in $20,000 split evenly between the group and the Pajama Angels advocacy charity.

“This support helps us provide cutting-edge equipment that can be used by a network of cancer researchers and clinicians throughout our city,” Dr. Porter said during a cheque presentation before a concert by the Canadian band Walk Off the Earth. “The Windsor Cancer Research Group appreciates the vital role Caesars Windsor plays in our community with this generous partnership.”

The casino has donated more than $8 million since 1994 towards the fight against cancer, supporting local non-profits such as the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice of Windsor, Transition to Betterness and In Honour of the Ones We Love.

Source: Uwindsor Daily News

Caesars Windsor donates $20,000 to cancer causes

Ticket sales and standout shows have proved a winning combination for Caesars Windsor and two local cancer causes.

On Tuesday, Caesars finished its annual Concerts for a Cure campaign by donating $10,000 to two area organizations — Pajama Angels and the Windsor Cancer Research Group.

On its website Pajama Angels is described as a “grass roots” group focused on creating awareness and advocacy for chronic diseases.

“This support will provide funding for our Wing Power Fund that in turn provides relief from financial hardship for patients and their families impacted by a life-altering illness,” said Pajama Angles president Darlene Szecsei-Albano.

The Windsor Cancer Research Group is comprised of local researchers, health-care professionals and community members with the goal of “establishing Windsor-Essex as an international hub of cancer research excellence.”

Lisa Porter, translational research director of the WCRG, thanks Caesars Windsor and said the money will be put to good use.

“This support helps us provide cutting edge equipment that can be used by a network of cancer researchers and clinicians throughout our city,” she said.

In a media release, Caesars explained funds were raised based on ticket sales during October and November. For every Colosseum ticket sold, the casino donated $1.

“We are proud to support these local non-profit organizations that are making much needed contributions to our community,” said Kevin Laforet, regional president of Caesars Entertainment.

Source: The Windsor Star