Caesars Windsor Donates To Cancer Society's Transportation Program

A financial boost for the Canadian Cancer Society's Wheels of Hope Transportation program.

On Tuesday, Caesars Windsor donated $7,500 towards the program. Mark Hierlihy is the executive director for the society in Ontario. He says the funding will assist over 175 Windsor-Essex residents who use the program.

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Caesars Windsor donates to the Canadian Cancer Society's Wheels of Hope Transportation program (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

Hierlihy says the program assists 11,000 people in Ontario.

"This helps over 175 people per year in our community," says Hierlihy "Over 50 of those are children and their families and those are families whose lives are changed and cancer changes everything but people can change it back by contributing to the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope program."

Hierlihy says the program is well used in the area, adding most patients use the program eight to 10 times a year with the average cost per patient between $500-$700.