$16,000 raised to purchase life-saving equipment for Wallaceburg’s Emergency Department $16,000 raised to purchase life-saving equipment for Wallaceburg’s Emergency Department – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

$16,000 raised to purchase life-saving equipment for Wallaceburg’s Emergency Department

Pictured above in attendance at the 9th Annual Charity Curling Classic presented by ProResp Community Respiratory Therapy is, from left: Mayor Darrin Canniff; Paul Demars; Jennifer Demars, Respiratory Therapist, ProResp Community Respiratory Therapy; Aaron Hall, Ward 5 Councilor; and Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

WALLACEBURG, ON – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s 9th Annual Charity Curling Classic presented by ProResp Community Respiratory Therapy took place Saturday February 1st at the Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg. Sixty four energetic curlers came together to support the purchase of an Automated Chest Compression Device for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Wallaceburg Emergency Department, raising over $16,000!­­­

“We love being out in Wallaceburg” says Gaye Thompson, Board Chair, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “The enthusiasm for healthcare shown by this community has once again helped us to enhance the services offered at CKHA’s Wallaceburg hospital site”.

In addition to a full day of curling, participants enjoyed live music performed by local artist Al Kominek, lunch, a delicious roast beef dinner from the Black Goose, a silent auction, “Hit the Ham” contest, 50/50 raffle, and participant prizes. Finishing the bonspiel in first place was Tobin Richardson, Lisa Richardson, Jennifer Demars, and Paul Demars. Another notable winner was Wayne Negrave, the event’s top individual fundraiser, collecting a total of $753 in pledges.

Returning as a participant this year to the bonspiel was President & CEO of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Lori Marshall. “What a fantastic day” says Marshall. “Our hospital is so fortunate to be supported by such a great event organized by the Foundation. The equipment they are helping to fund will have a significant impact on our Emergency department staff, as well as our patient experience in Wallaceburg”.

“The bonspiel would not have been possible without the generous commitments of our sponsors” says Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “I would like to extend a special thank you to our first ever Presenting Sponsor, ProResp; Lunch Sponsor, Entegrus; Dinner Sponsor, TekSavvy; Wine Sponsor, Cavanagh Funeral Home; Second Sponsor, Mares Insurance Services Inc.; Lead Sponsor, Bailey Kearney Ferguson LLP; Breakfast Sponsor, McDonald’s (Wallaceburg location); and our Rock Sponsor Dresden Foodland. Our strong partnerships with local businesses is what allows us to continue enhancing local healthcare.

If you are interested in supporting this important cause, online pledging will be open until the end of February at https://give.classy.org/CharityCurlingClassic.

 

For media inquiries, please contact:

Megan Canniff
Marketing & Community Relations Officer
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
MCanniff@ckha.on.ca
519.436.2538 x 2219



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