Local Cancer Research Organization Recognizes Ambassadors of Hope
WINDSOR, ON, July 22, 2020 - The Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) held celebrations to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding dedication to local cancer research.

Since its launch over eight years ago, the WCRG has made remarkable progress in building cancer research capacity in the Windsor-Essex.

With a growing membership of over 300 researchers, students and community members, and increases in both research funding and educational programs, the WCRG is our region’s flagship program for health research in the WE-SPARK Health Institute. Their annual Ambassadors of Hope Celebration recognizes the dedication and generous contributions to individuals and organizations that build and support cancer research.

“All our successes would not have been possible without the unwavering passion, dedicated commitment and generous contributions from key community stakeholders” said Karen Metcalfe, Assistant Director WE-SPARK Health Institute. “We are honored to recognize Heather Metcalfe and Dr. Hakam Abu-Zahra with our Ambassador of Hope Awards, and the Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association for being instrumental in supporting the vision and mission of the WCRG with the Recognition of Hope Award.”

The ‘front lawn’ celebrations took place at their respective homes on July 17th. 

Joanne and Bryan Bedard, Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association
Dr. Hakam Abu-Zahra
Heather Metcalfe
Photos courtesy of Snapd Windsor

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About WE-SPARK Health Institute
WE-SPARK Health Institute is a new partnership between Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital. Its mission is to enhance the health, well-being and care of people through transformative research and knowledge translation.