Achievements

Fundraising
We raise funds throughout the year with the following events:
• Annual Gala
• For the Love of Seafood Dinner
• Fireworks
• Annual Golf Classic
• Annual Honour Walk (Walk-a-thon)
• Potato Fest
• Bowl-a-thon
• Hallowe’en Spooktacular
• Colours of Courage Fashion Show
• Santa’s Pancake Breakfast

Programs
In Honour created, administer, manage and fund the Kids Beating Cancer Honourable Little Ninjas martial arts program for children and their supportive siblings who are living with a life-threatening illness or disability. The program is held once a week at two different locations: Windsor Regional Hospital and The John McGivney Centre. This therapeutic martial arts program teaches children to envision their illness as something that they conquer and that will never conquer them.

The program also includes a “belting ceremony” in June and a Christmas party in December. From diagnosis to treatment, our mission is to enhance the lives of those suffering from cancer or other life threatening illnesses and their families and to make life as stress free as possible along their healthcare journey!

CURRENT PROJECT:
GE MAC 5500 ECG MACHINE: has wireless capability that will assist in ensuring all ECG completed are sent immediately into an electronic medical file so they can pull up and compare which is vital to safe patient care

MICHAEL SERGIO IMPERIOLI SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship donated to a student studying in the Sciences in memory of Michael Imperioli. Presented on February 19th, 2015 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

IN HONOUR “Café” EMARA RESPITE/PALLIATIVE PROJECT – Phase 1
Making life less stressful for families and their loved ones on their healthcare journey. Providing families with food and beverages and a place to spend some quality time while their loved ones are recuperating.

DEDICATION TO BRYCE MAMO
Providing a special room to be used for children with life threatening illnesses inspired to bring a feeling of security and peace during their hospital stays.

COMFORT CARTS
Especially designed to be comforting and pleasing for patients and their families during their hospital stay. It is inspiring when a visit by a volunteer and simple gesture of bringing food and beverages can do in comforting patients and brightening their spirits.

BLADDER SCAN BV1 3000
The bladder scanner will assist physicians in the treatment of multiple patients (both children and adults) suffering from prostate cancer, bladder cancer and urethral cancers. It is non- invasive, reliable and easy to use and provides accurate patient diagnosis with automatic reset for greater patient safety.

PAEDIATRIC PATIENT ROOM IN HONOUR OF “LITTLE NINJA” BRYNLEA MAILLOUX
A Paediatric patient room located in the In Honour of the Ones We Love Outpatient Unit is dedicated in memory of Brynlea Mailloux at Windsor Regional Hospital on December 23rd, 2013.

IN HONOR OF THE ONES WE LOVE FAMILY & PATIENT OPERATING ROOM WAITING ROOM AT HOTEL DIEU GRACE HOSPITAL
This highly used area of the hospital was in need of a makeover and now offers added comfort, wonderful décor and design, furnishings, media, privacy areas and a dedicated concierge desk with attendants for families and friends waiting for their loved one undergoing surgical procedures at Hotel Dieu.

EXPANSION OF THE KIDS BEATING CANCER HONOURABLE LITTLE NINJAS PROGRAM
IN January 2013, we expanded our Kids Beating Cancer Honourable Little Ninja Marital Arts Program and now offer classes at the John McGivney Children’s Centre as well as our original site of Windsor Regional Hospital.

DA VINCI MACHINE DONATION CONTRIBUTION
A donation was presented to the Cancer Centre towards their efforts to reach their goal to purchase the Da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot which will provide one-stop access to men’s health care, with reduced wait times and access to advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment.

OPERATING ROOM EQUIPMENT AT HOTEL DIEU GRACE HOSPITAL
Three pieces of important OR equipment were provided in early 2013: An Anesthesia Non-invasive Hemoglobin Massimo along with two General Surgical Insufflator Units which filled a huge need.

PAEDIATRIC (OPERATING) WAITING ROOM
Children’s activities area where the child and their families wait before going into surgery.
These activities help to distract and help to relax.

BEREAVEMENT KITS – PAEDIATRIC SERVICES – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
A comprehensive approach to caring for families whose infant or child passes away due to illness. As devastating as this is for a family, the Bereavement Kit assists them with their loss in a special way – it leaves them with a lasting memory which means so much to them.

PAEDIATRIC ROOM – IN MEMORY OF JALYNN EMON
A “vibrant little girl” who lost her battle with cancer at nine years of age. A donation was made to Windsor Regional Hospital for the room dedication. Part of the donation covers the cost of the hospital bed. The rest of the money was used for equipment and a lounge chair for family.

CHEMO PORTS – HOTEL-DIEU GRACE HOSPITAL
A Chemotherapy Port is a relatively simple and painless way to deliver chemotherapy drugs into the body. Chemotherapy is a medical treatment for cancer, which can have many harsh side effects. A Chemotherapy port can be a more comfortable way of administrating chemotherapy and also prove safer for the patients overall health. The port gets inserted just below the surface of the patient’s skin and has a small tube attached that goes into a large vein near the heart. To have chemo, they have to feel for the Port and inject the needle into it. The port insures that the patient gets the chemo in the safest possible manner. Approximately 300 of them are used yearly.

BLANKET WARMER – WRH MALDEN PARK PALLIATIVE CARE CENTRE
This “Warming the Body and Heart of the Patient” item is necessary for patients in health care facilities who often comment on being cold. The warmer has five shelves and can hold several blankets at a time in a warming atmosphere.

PROJECT HOPE – HELPING ONCOLOGY PATIENTS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
This fundraising project was developed by ACE (Advanced Canadian Entrepreneurship) Windsor. It is a student run non-profit organization at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. ACE works in conjunction with In Honour of the Ones We Love, Inc. and donates all funds through In Honour to Windsor Regional Hospital Paediatric Oncology Satellite Unit.

PAEDIATRIC OUTPATIENT SERVICES – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Provides medical day care in many areas for children dealing with cancer and life-threatening illnesses and disabilities whether Oncology, Day Surgery, Medical Day Care, Outpatient Clinics and Child Life Services.

SUPPORT TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Research is ongoing for this genetic illness with respiratory symptoms which causes bacterial infections in the airways. The result is asthma, chronic cough and wheezing. Repeated lung infections do not respond to typical antibiotics. This is a chronic, progressive disease that can occur any time from infancy to adolescence or even adulthood.

KIDS BEATING CANCER (HONOURABLE LITTLE NINJAS) MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM
“Kids Beating Cancer”( Honourable Little Ninjas) is a therapeutic martial arts program which teaches breathing methods, discipline, focus, and gives children who have been diagnosed with cancer and other chronic life threatening illnesses and disabilities the power and confidence to deal with their everyday life challenges. Each week, classes are held at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus.

MOTOR CITY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION & IN HONOUR OF THE ONES WE LOVE, INC. FAMILY WAITING LOUNGE – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
A collaborated endeavour of both organizations to support the Paediatric Family Waiting Lounge on the third floor of Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus. This Room allows both family members and patients to wait in comfort while their child is receiving treatment.

IN HONOUR OF THE ONES WE LOVE & “SPARKLES” ROOM AT WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
A medical day care room in the Paediatric Unit has officially been named in memory of Dominique Crevier. Diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, Dominique lives on in memory of family and loved ones. The Creviers joined forces with In Honour of the Ones We Love, Inc. to provide this tribute to Dominique.

SUPPORT TO CHILD LIFE SERVICES – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Specialists provide children with therapeutic play opportunities and preparation for procedures and teach coping and distraction strategies for children and teens to use while in the hospital. With a focus on family-centered care, the Child Life team helps by easing a child’s anxiety before surgery or clinical visits. The child has time to play through their experience and talk about any misconceptions they may have related to their surgery or procedure.

THE GIVING TREE – HOSPICE OF WINDSOR & ESSEX COUNTY
THE FAMILY TREE- WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
THE GIVING TREE – HOTEL DIEU GRACE HOSPITAL
In memory of a loved one. These enduring tributes provide individuals, groups and organizations an opportunity to continue supporting the needs of cancer patients in our community. These engravings provide appreciation and lasting memories.

FUNDED SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN
These camps enhance the lives of children with disabilities or illnesses by providing friendship and support. Conductive education methods are used to assist them. Trained camp counsellors allow these children to have a fun and carefree experience.

ONCOLOGY PROCEDURE ROOM – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
To improve services for cancer patients, a Procedure Room was developed
on the 4th floor of WRH permitting patients to receive care directly on the unit rather than being transferred throughout the hospital for treatments.
Medical procedures in the new room include Paracentesis, the removal of fluid from the abdomen, Thoracentesis, the removal of fluid from the lungs and bone marrow aspirations. Additional benefits of placing the room directly on the floor include the provision
of a primary care nurse to assist the physician, which provides efficient and timely service.

SARA LIFT – MECHANICAL LIFT FOR CANCER PATIENTS – WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Designed for secure patient transfers as well as supported walking. This provides worry free transfers between beds and wheelchairs. Sara Lift helps prevent injuries and is ideal for use with weight-bearing or fully dependent patients as well as those requiring rehabilitation supports.

IN HONOUR OF THE ONES WE LOVE, INC. MARK ROTONDI PALLIATIVE CARE HOME AT THE HOSPICE RESIDENTIAL HOME
This eight bed facility forms a welcoming 24 hour palliative care environment. It consists of doctors, nurses and specialists to comfort patients and families. Included are special touches in the residential rooms that have accessible bathrooms and individual patios to gardens.

CT – SCAN MACHINE – WINDSOR REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE
Advanced, accurate and timely diagnosis. Computed tomography scan is a study that uses a series of X-Rays to create image “slices” of the body. It is the key reason for volume improvements. Another vast improvement is in wait times for a CT scan.

BRACHYTHERAPY TABLE – WINDSOR REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE
Advanced treatment for cancer patients. Used for breast cancer, cervical, lung, endometrial (uterine), bile duct, esophageal. This treatment allows use of a high dose of radiation while reducing the risk of damage to nearby healthy tissue. Brachytherapy involves treating disease by exposure to a radioactive substance (radiotherapy). Doctors place a small radioactive source (pellet or seed) in or a short distance from a cancerous tumor. Brachytherapy allows use of a high dose of radiation while reducing the risk of damage to nearby healthy tissue and increasing the likelihood the cancer is destroyed.

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY DONATION
There are profound responsibilities to do everything possible to reduce the risk of person’s ever developing cancer and to provide meaningful support to those living with this disease. Our mission is to eradicate cancer. Support gives a better understanding of how cancer develops which is important in determining how to find a cure.

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
PH is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. These arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs to pick up oxygen. Symptoms are tiredness, chest pain and a racing heartbeat. PH affects people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds.

BLOOD LAB – Windsor Regional Cancer Centre
Providing more efficient, safer and cost effective processing of blood types for inpatient and outpatient care. The Clinical Laboratory provides immediate response testing in Biochemistry, Hematology and Transfusion Medicine for all acute care inpatients.

HOTEL DIEU GRACE HEALTHCARE FOR PATIENT AND FAMILY SERVICES
WINDSOR REGIONAL, MET AND OUELLETTE CAMPUS
WINDSOR REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE
KIDS BEATING CANCER (HONOURABLE NINJAS)

TOGETHER WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!