ENWIN Sets the Bar in Canadian Cancer Society Challenge

October 7, 2016

“I am filled with pride to work amongst such generous, kind-hearted people. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this drive. Your commitment and devotion to the community are an inspiration!” Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN Utilities Ltd.

Windsor, ON: It’s 2015 all over again – with a twist!

Just like last year, the Windsor- Essex office of the Canadian Cancer Society challenged ENWIN employees to raise $100 in a day for breast cancer, by participating in the “Flush Out Cancer” campaign. And just like last year, ENWIN’s staff proved that it knows what community spirit and caring really means!

Just like last year, ENWIN’s Director of Fleet and Site Services, John Doan, issued a call-to-action to the employees, and the game was on! But this time ENWIN upped the ante – challenging employees to raise $2,000 in a day, which the company would match, dollar for dollar!

The ENWIN team, calling themselves the ENWIN THRONE CHAMPIONS, took up the challenge. And they won!

By noon, the team had already exceeded its 2015 total of $1,740.95 and was well on the way to $2,000 – And donations were still coming in.

Community Fundraising Specialist, Kelly O’Rourke visited the ENWIN’s Rhodes Drive facility to thank the utility and its employees on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society.

“You raised the bar and inspired a whole new level of breast cancer awareness and support in our community,” she told employees. “Our heartfelt thanks to the ENWIN THRONE CHAMPIONS, nd the utility, for your dedication to the community and your incredible efforts on our behalf.”

ENWIN’s CEO, Helga Reidel agreed.

“This fundraising experience was a true a testament to the generosity and kindness of our employees,” she said. “ENWIN could not be more proud to support what they have accomplished with a matching donation.”

By mid-afternoon, it was clear that ENWIN employees had raised more than $2,000 in one day, exceeding their goal and earning matching funds from their employer, for a donation of more than $4,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society. Promising a final tally on Tuesday, Helga Reidel issued a challenge to other businesses to meet or surpass the ENWIN achievement.

“We are still the THRONE CHAMPIONS,” Reidel told employees. “And we challenge all Windsor businesses to beat what we have accomplished for the Cancer Society today!”

The Canadian Cancer Society would like to acknowledge the incredible fundraising efforts of the ENWIN THRONE CHAMPIONS, Mary Mousseau, Maureen Dawson, Alecia Novak, Mona Khalil, Jan Winter, Mary Fran Vitale, Brian Muscat, John Doan, Jeff St. Louis, Jean Brun, Brent Roy, Rick Anger, John Baranosky, Jennifer Gignac and Barbara Peirce Marshall for their enormous contribution to the Flush Out Cancer campaign.

About Flush Out Cancer
The Windsor/Essex office of the Canadian Cancer Society is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with a campaign called Flush Out Cancer. To challenge local businesses to raise funds, the society will place a pink Port-A-Potty in front of businesses in Windsor and Essex County. Targeted businesses will be challenged to raise $100 within the first day, to have the Port-A-Potty removed. The fee will be raised by $50 for every day in which the goal is not reached. Festival Tent and Party Rentals sponsored this event. For more information visit www.cancer.ca.

About ENWIN Utilities Ltd. ENWIN is the licensed electricity distribution company, serving customers in the City of Windsor, and the licensed operator for the water system owned by Windsor Utilities Commission. ENWIN works with Windsor to provide a safe, reliable source of electricity and water for our community.