3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Raises $16,500 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Raises $16,500 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Raises $16,500 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, more than 285 walkers and runners gathered at Rondeau Provincial Park for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare. Approximately $16,500 was raised at this event in support of the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

“We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “A sincere thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Without your tremendous generosity, support and contributions, this event would not be possible.”

About the 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run is a fun, family fundraising event featuring a timed 5km Walk, 5km Run, 10km Run and a 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash – ideal for all levels of walkers and runners.

Held at beautiful Rondeau Provincial Park, the Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run is a great way to enjoy the beauty of one of Canada’s largest Carolinian Forests and raise much-needed funds for local healthcare.

Prizes
Prizes were awarded to the top three participants in each age group (men and women) and to the event’s Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team. As well, all 5km and 10km event participants received a Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Finisher’s Medal and the 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash participants received a ribbon.

The event’s Top Fundraiser, Lisa Bisschop of Chatham, received a Grand Prize Gift Basket (valued at $300) for raising $2,365 for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. The Top Fundraising Team was Thamesview Family Health Team and together, they raised $3,965. Additional prizes were awarded to participants who raised more than $100 in pledges for this event.

Thank You…
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation would like to thank the 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Steering Committee for their generous donation of time and talents and our events sponsors – Rondeau Capital Inc. and Rondeau Cottagers Association, Platinum Sponsors; Precise PARKLINK, Gold Sponsor; Elston Pharmacy Ltd., Silver Sponsor; Aaron Hurst, Ridgetown Foodland and Winmar, Bronze Sponsors; Blenheim Chrysler and PieZano’s, Route Sponsors; Blackburn Radio Inc. and CKXS FM, Media Sponsors.

We would also like to acknowledge our in-kind donors – Agropur (Division Natrel), Arctic Glacier Premium Ice, Bulk Barn, CKHA’s Nutrition Services, Pete Cobb, Greenshield Canada, New Balance (David Korrell), Rondeau Provincial Park, Tim Hortons – Ridgetown, University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus and Voyageur Transportation Services as well as the more than 50 day-of event volunteers who helped to make the event run smoothly.

Without your support, this event would not be possible.

About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign
As part of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s directive to raise funds to support CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs, the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign was launched to support CKHA in the purchase of new equipment for CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Phase 1 of this campaign will focus on the purchase of a new Fluoroscopy System, a new CT Scan, new Ultrasound Equipment and a new Bone Densitometer – these four key pieces of equipment serve almost every program offered at CKHA and are key for diagnoses in a multitude of cases, including heart, stroke, cancer, orthopedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology, just to name a few.

To date, more than $3 million has been raised for this important campaign.

About the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation was established in 1998 to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support CKHA. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation has raised more than $39 million.

-30-

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
519.436.2538 / bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca

 

FCKHA_CKPR_LilPumpkinKidsDash2_04OC15_WEB

“Ready, Set, Go!”  More than 50 children, ages 3 to 7, participated in the ‘Lil Pumpkin 100m Kids Dash at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Rondeau Provincial Park.  *Photo courtesy of Kate Dath

FCKHA_CKPR_ThamesviewFamilyHealthTeam_04OC15_WEB

The Thamesview Family Health Team pose for a photo at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s 3rd Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Rondeau Provincial Park. Together, the Thamesview Family Health Team raised $3,965 for the event in support of the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.  *Photo courtesy of Kate Dath



Make an impact on healthcare in Chatham-Kent!