Caesars Windsor concerts to benefit Windsor Cancer Research Group

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Caesars Windsor’s Concerts for a Cure campaign will help get a more than $100,000 imaging machine back in use for local cancer research.

Caesars Windsor kicked off its seventh annual campaign Tuesday at the University of Windsor by announcing the Windsor Cancer Research Group will receive some of the funds from October and November Colosseum ticket sales.

“Students use it multiple times per day so right now research is at a halt in some cases,” said Lisa Porter, a University of Windsor professor and a researcher with the Windsor Cancer Research Group. “It’s pretty desperate for us to get this. We’re so thankful they could come to the rescue and get this back up and running.”

The machine called a protein densitometer at the university has been out of commission for four months. Porter said there are more than 100 students that use the machine.

Caesars Windsor sponsors a program called Nucleus, which stands for Network of Core Labs Enabling Solutions and helps cancer researchers in the region share cutting-edge equipment. The imaging machine, which shows the amount of proteins in certain cells, is also needed for clinical trials, Porter said.

During the Concerts for a Cure Campaign, a dollar from each October and November Colosseum ticket sales is donated to local cancer-related organizations.

This year it will be for two local groups: the Windsor Cancer Research Group and a second beneficiary, the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation, which will be announced in November. The Concert for a Cure campaign usually raises about $20,000 so both groups could receive $10,000 each.

Since 2013, the campaign has raised more than $140,000 for cancer-related research, awareness and support for cancer patients.

Source: The Windsor Star


Windsor Cancer Research Group to benefit from Caesars Windsor concerts

The Windsor Cancer Research Group will receive a boost from concerts at Caesars Windsor this fall.

It’s part of the 7th annual Concerts for a Cure campaign, which aims at strengthening and supporting cancer research excellence in Windsor-Essex.

Money will go towards buying advanced imaging equipment, bringing together medical research facilities to enable ideas and accelerate solutions that impact patients in the area.

“Having the latest equipment available for cancer research is key in moving discovery forward,” said Dr. Lisa Porter, executive member of the Windsor Cancer Research Group. “Keeping up with infrastructure needs is expensive. Our community is very fortunate to have Caesars Windsor Cares continue to step up in support of cancer research year after year.”

Since 2013, Concerts For A Cure has donated $1 from every October and November Colosseum ticket sale to local non-profit cancer-related organizations whose primary goal is to raise awareness or provide support to individuals undergoing treatment.

“Cancer affects all of us; whether it is a personal battle or that of a family member, friend or coworker,” said Kevin Laforet, regional president of Caesars Entertainment. “One of the organizations at the forefront in our community is the Windsor Cancer Research Group and we are pleased that a portion of the funds raised will go towards their Advanced Imaging equipment.”

The campaign has raised over $140,000 for Windsor Cancer Research Group, Canadian Cancer Society Windsor-Essex, Hospice of Windsor-Essex, Pajama Angels, Transition to Betterness and In Honour of the Ones We Love.

A list of the events included in the Concerts for A Cure Series 2019 is on the Caesars Windsor website.

Source: CTV News Windsor


Caesars Windsor Kicks Off 7th Annual Concerts For a Cure Campaign

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Caesars Windsor has kicked off their 7th annual Concerts for a Cure campaign.

Since 2013, Concerts For A Cure has donated $1 from every October and November Colosseum ticket sale to local non-profit cancer-related organizations whose primary goal is to raise awareness or provide support to individuals undergoing treatment.

The campaign has raised over $140,000 for Windsor Cancer Research Group, Canadian Cancer Society Windsor-Essex, Hospice of Windsor-Essex, Pajama Angels, Transition to Betterness and In Honour of the Ones We Love.

Funds this year will go towards the purchase of Advanced Imaging equipment, bringing together medical research facilities to enable ideas and accelerate solutions that impact patients in Windsor-Essex.

“Having the latest equipment available for cancer research is key in moving discovery forward,” said Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Member of the Windsor Cancer Research Group. “Keeping up with infrastructure needs is expensive. Our community is very fortunate to have Caesars Windsor Cares continue to step up in support of cancer research year after year. We are grateful for the role they play in the health of our community.”

The Concerts for A Cure Series 2019 includes: Dean Brody and Dallas Smith (October 4th), Australian Pink Floyd (October 6th), Million Dollar Quartet (October 10th), Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X – ALL AGES (October 17th), The Chieftains & Glass Tiger (October 18th), Daughtry (October 24th), Jim Gaffigan (November 3rd), Walk off the Earth – ALL AGES (November 7th), Logic – AGES 16+ (November 10th), City and Colour (November 20th), Charlie Brown Christmas – ALL AGES (November 23rd) and We Will Rock You – ALL AGES (November 29th and 30th).

Source: Windsorite.ca News