Jesse Winchester drops mitts to fight cancer

Nick Seebruch
Jesse Winchester drops mitts to fight cancer
Jesse Winchester at the Canadian Cancer Society offices in Cornwall. Photo provided by the Canadian Cancer society.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Long Sault native and former Ottawa Senator Jesse Winchester is partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) of SD&G and Prescott-Russell in the fight against cancer.

Winchester will be helping the CCS raise awareness and funds for their programs, including their transportation service.

“Almost everyone is touched by cancer in some way,” said Winchester. “Partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight against cancer in our community was an easy decision for me to make. If I can help encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle and have regular check-ups with their doctors, I’ll know that I’m doing what I can to help beat this disease.”

Winchester’s involvement in the campaign is a part of the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, CSS’ three-year partnership with the NHL and the National Hockey League Players Association NHLPA.

The NHL’s ambassador for the campaign this year is Nicholle Anderson, wife of Ottawa Senator Craig Anderson. Nicholle was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, a rare form of nose and throat cancer. As of May 2017 Nicholle is cancer free after months of chemotherapy treatment.

In Cornwall, Jesse Winchester will be holding a workout fundraiser with personal trainer Jason Dennis at Summit Fitness on Jan. 20.

“We are thrilled to team up with Jesse to raise awareness about cancer in our community. We hope that his example will inspire others take up the fight as well,” said Allison St. Jean, Community Fundraising Specialist for CCS .

Tickets for the workout are $35 with $25 from each donation going to help the CCS.

For more information about the event or about tickets please contact or call 613-930-2445.

One out of two Canadians can expect to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. the CCS can provide support, including transportation services to life saving treatments.

According to the CCS The average cost in SDG and Prescott-Russell for transporting a patient to one treatment is $67. Typically, treatment will last seven weeks, requiring a minimum of 14 trips to treatment at a cost of $938.

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