March 25 Relay for LifeThe University of Windsor’s March 25 Relay for Life raised $30,479.08 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Campus cancer fundraiser surpasses goal

The University of Windsor’s Relay for Life effort, which culminated in a five-hour event in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse on March 25, raised $30,479.08 in donations for the Canadian Cancer Society, surpassing organizers’ goal of $30,000.

Cindy Crump, director of the Student Success and Leadership Centre, called the leadership of the organizing committee and its co-chairs — Melanie Caixeiro, Rachelle Charron, and Elizabeth Sauve — top-notch.

“Congratulations and thank you to the organizing committee, contributors, and over 220 student registrants for making this an incredibly positive Lancer experience,” she said. “You’ve made a big difference in fighting back against cancer and you’ve made a big difference in student life at UWindsor.”

The Windsor campaign boasted the greatest success among 15 university events across the country the same weekend. Its contribution can enable:

  • 3000 support phone calls,
  • 666 days’ worth of meals for a patient, or
  • 300 immunotherapy therapy treatments for people living with cancer.

The website is still active for donations towards the Canadian Cancer Society.

The top three fundraising individuals won recognition at the event: 

  • Nerojini Nehruji, who raised $1,126.78
  • Hannah Pare, who raised $816.40
  • Meaghan Goudreault, who raised $813.80

as did the top three fundraising teams:

  • Donnelly Doods, who raised $2,568.46
  • Delta Zeta, who raised $2,319.52
  • Abbey’s Army… Windsor Edition, who raised $2,303.70.

Committee members are excited to start planning for the 2023 Relay for Life event. For more information, contact