McGregor Music Festival rocks on for a worthy cause

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The-Daniel-Rush-Band-takes-the-stage-at-the-McGregor-Music-Festival  by Adam Gault

The hot weather may have brought them out, but the cool guitar licks had the attention of hundreds of music lovers focused on the stage during this year’s installment of the McGregor Music Festival. at Co-An Park on Sunday.

The long-running charity event, now in its 28th year, featured a full lineup of bands and musical acts in its continued support of the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation (WECCCF).More-than-60-classic-cars-are-displayed-at-the-McGregor-Music-Festival

Susan LeClair, Chairperson of the Music Festival Committee, spoke about the importance of supporting the WECCCF and the continuing success and communal support of the long-running music festival.

“All families have been hit with this disease,” LeClair said, explaining the festival’s continued support of the Cancer Centre Foundation. “I just want to say thank you to the community for their support.”

In the 28 years since the inaugural event, the McGregor Music Festival has raised more than $400,000 for cancer research and personal support for those affected by cancer in Essex County, which includes financial assistance to pay bills or transportation to oncology appointments in London or beyond. As last year’s focus was on women’s cancer issues, this year focused on the support of men’s health issues.

The event’s lineup of music had something for everyone, featuring genres such as rock and roll, oldies, jazz, and everything in between. A car show, featuring more than 60 classic muscle cars and hot rods, was also offered.

Golf-carts-are-decorated-in-celebration-of-Canada-150Another big hit at the music festival was the multitude of ever-popular raffle draws. The prizes ranged from trips, flights, and sporting events, to what is with out a doubt the most popular draw, the pig auction, which featured a full butchered frozen pig as the prize.

For information on how to sponsor or plan an event in support of the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre foundation, please visit: windsorcancerfoundation.org.