Concerts For A Cure Hits Target

Caesars Windsor presents two local non-profits with a cheque as part of the Concerts For A Cure campaign on December 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy Caesars Windsor)

Caesars Windsor’s Concerts For A Cure fundraiser is donating $10,000 each to two local non-profits, helping the fight against cancer.

The Windsor Cancer Research Group and Pajama Angels were each given $10,000 cheques at a reveal before the Walk Off The Earth concert at the Colosseum on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Susanne Tomkins says hitting the $20,000 goal is a huge thrill.

“We’re very excited about that number,” says Tomkins. “We have fantastic non-profits who are working tirelessly in our community to help individuals who are going through treatment programs or are working to find a cure.”

Caesars Windsor presents two local non-profits with a cheque as part of the Concerts For A Cure campaign on December 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy Caesars Windsor)

Caesars Windsor presents two local non-profits with a cheque as part of the Concerts For A Cure campaign on December 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy Caesars Windsor)

The 4th annual fundraiser saw a dollar from every ticket sale at the Colosseum through October and November go towards the two non-profits.

Tomkins says the 5th annual event is already being planned.

“Since 2012, this campaign has raised over $80,000 and all of that money has stayed locally in Windsor-Essex,” says Tomkins.

Pajama Angels provides funding for those going through treatment while the Windsor Cancer Research Group carries out clinical research aimed at improving patient care.

“We are proud to support these local non-profit organizations,” says Tomkins. “They’re making much needed contributions in our community and it’s an honour to support them.”

The lineup of shows over the last two months at the Colosseum included big acts like Alice Cooper, Howie Mandel and Larry the Cable Guy.