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Two Local Non-Profit Organizations, Hospice of Windsor and In Honour of the Ones We Love, to benefit from 2014 Concerts for a Cure Series

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Caesars Windsor is proud to launch its second series of Concerts for a Cure, extending this unique fundraising initiative to two months during Breast and Prostate Cancer awareness months. The company has committed to donating $1 for every Colosseum ticket sold for an October or November show towards Cancer Awareness. This year’s beneficiaries are two dedicated, local non-profit organizations: Hospice of Windsor and In Honour of the Ones We Love.

Kevin Laforet, President and CEO of Caesars Windsor said, “We are happy to be able to contribute in this way once again and help raise awareness towards the fight against cancer. Unfortunately, it continues to touch too many of our lives. We are proud to partner with these two incredible organizations that have done so much for our community by providing comfortable and accessible facilities for the compassionate care of those battling cancer and support for their families.”

Carol Derbyshire, Executive Director for Hospice of Windsor, greatly appreciates the longstanding relationship their organization has had with Caesars since thebeginning. One of the highlights was a $500,000 donation in 2000 towards the Hospice Village. She said, "We are proud and honoured to partner with Caesars Windsor on the Concerts for a Cure. It is one more amazing way that they have stepped forward to support the Hospice and give back to our community.From our family to yours, thank you!”

Anita Imperioli, President and Founder of In Honour of the Ones We Love, said, “We are very proud to partner with Caesars Windsor once again.Our goal is to make Windsor self-sufficient so that patients do not have to leave the city for their healthcare needs. Caesars is making that possible each and every day because of their dedication to the community.” Since the beginning, Caesars Windsor has donated more than $8 Million to various local Cancer-related causes including Canadian Cancer Society Windsor Essex; providing funds to purchase three pieces of capital equipment for the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation Men’s Health Centre; launching the Windsor Cancer Research Group’s Passport program and dozens more. This year alone, the company’s Corporate Giving program along with successful employee fundraisers has donated over $150,000 to various local Cancer-focused causes. Laforet added, “Concerts for a Cure is only one element in our continual support of programs raising awareness. I am most proud of our employees’ passionate involvement year after year in fundraisers like the International Dragon Boats. This year, three enthusiastic teams participated and successfully raised more than $28,400. Our Audit team and their families also participated in the Relay for Life.” Last year, through Caesars Windsor’s Concerts for a Cure, $15,000 was donated to the Canadian Cancer Society Windsor-Essex.

This year’s incredible October and November line up includes a total of 10 shows:

Russell Peters (Oct 3) Australian Bee Gees (Oct 9) Engelbert Humperdinck (Oct 18) Australian Pink Floyd (Oct 24) So You Think You Can Dance – ALL AGES (Oct 25) REO Speedwagon (Nov 7) Sarah McLachlan (Nov 8) The Band Perry – ALL AGES (Nov 15) Gabriel Iglesias (Nov 21) Air Supply (Nov 29).

Ticket purchases can be made through caesarswindsor.com, ticketmaster.ca or at the Box Office located in the main casino building on the second floor, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on additional show days. Non-show days from noon to 8 pm and on show days open until midnight. Guests must be 19 years of age or older to attend concerts and to enter the casino and all other outlets. Prices listed do not include applicable taxes and fees.