As a 14 year cancer survivor I have learned that research is the key to finding cures for cancer. I have been fortunate to get to know my Oncologist Dr. Hamm, the work she does and the passion that she has for cancer Research and I fully support that. Dr. Hamm is also part of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and the local WE Spark collaborative health research group. This event is a grassroots initiative that creates awareness and raises funds to support collaboration and strengthens cancer research in the Windsor-Essex region. Without research, HOPE is just another word. We believe that along with your support we can be influencer’s and create a movement that will ensure the people in our community receive the best possible healthcare. In partnership with the Windsor Essex Community Foundation, we have created the Cancer Research Collaboration Fund (CRCF). The objectives of the fund will be twofold; first, will be an endowment portion that will provide monetary support towards various initiatives including, but not limited to education, outreach, internships and training. Secondly, funds will be provided for capital investment purposes that support a collaborative effort involving cancer research within the Windsor-Essex Community.