WINCHESTER – Former National Hockey League (NHL) player and Winchester Hawks alumnus, Jesse Winchester, is partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell.

Former National Hockey League player Jesse Winchester is a new partner with the Canadian Cancer Society. Courtesy Photo

Winchester will be helping the society by raising money to support the organization’s services, including its critical transportation program.

In November 2017, the CCS partnered with the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) for a three-year partnership as part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign.

“Almost everyone is touched by cancer in some way,” Winchester said. “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 am doing what I can to help beat this disease.”

Since partnering with the CCS, Winchester said he has learned a lot about the work they do.

“In the SDG area, many cancer patients have difficulty getting to their cancer treatment appointments,” he said. “Thanks to the CCS’s transportation program, cancer patients are driven by volunteer drivers to and from their appointments, reducing their stress and offering support when they need it most.”

As part of his partnership with the CCS, Winchester will be hosting a “Get Fit with the Pros” workout at Summit Health and Fitness Club in Cornwall.

To register or get more information about the event, contact Allison St-Jean at the Canadian Cancer Society in Cornwall at 613-932-1283.