4th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $9,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign 4th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $9,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

4th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $9,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

CHATHAM, ON (Tuesday, February 17, 2015): On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) hosted its 4th Annual Charity Curling Classic at the Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg.

Sixteen teams of four participated in this event and helped raise $9,500 through sponsorship, pledges, a 50/50 Draw and a silent auction, to support the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign, which includes the purchase of four key pieces of equipment for CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department – a new Fluoroscopy System, a new CT Scan, a new Bone Densitometer and new Ultrasound Equipment (including two units for CKHA’s Sydenham Campus).

4th Annual Charity Curling Classic

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s 4th Annual Charity Curling Classic featured two, six-end, games of curling, lunch, dinner and great prizes. All participants were asked to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges for this event in support of the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

The event’s ‘Top Fundraiser’, and the winner of a KOBO ARC e-reader, was David Cobb, with $410 raised through pledges. Honourable mention goes out to the ‘Top Fundraising Team’ – Sweeping Bones consisting of Kris Baillargeon, David Cobb, Janine Myers and Heather Sinclair who all work in CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department and collectively raised more than $870 for this event.

Taking home the title of the event’s points leader and winning team was Al Bechard, Doug Teeter, Becky Teeter and Kevin Wise.

“Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors and participants, the 4th Annual Charity Curling Classic was once again a great success,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “This event helped us raise much-needed funds to support the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign and provided us with the opportunity to connect with our supporters in Wallaceburg and surrounding areas. All in all, it was a great day and we are looking forward to hosting the 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic in 2016.”

Thank You

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation would like to thank the generous individuals and organizations who contributed to this event through participation, sponsorship and in-kind donations.

Thank you to Precise ParkLink, SKIP Sponsor; ProResp and Winmar, Second Sponsors; Mares Insurance Services Inc. and MediSolutions, Lead Sponsors; Agris Cooperative and Lee Environmental Education & Consulting, Rock Sponsors;, Blackburn Radio Inc., The Courier Press and 99.1 CKXS FM, Media Sponsors; and Kevin Wise Express Yourself and Elric Contractors Ltd., In-Kind Donors. Special thanks to the Sydenham Community Curling Club for your generous support.

We would also like to thank the 4th Annual Charity Curling Classic Steering Committee – Terry Houle, Ken MacEachern, Tina Mapletoft and Mark Spencer – without your efforts, this event would not have been 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 diagnostic imaging equipment for CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department.

The need to replace this diagnostic imaging equipment has become an urgent priority for CKHA as the equipment is quickly reaching ‘end of life’ and needs to be replaced to ensure that CKHA’s current and future Physicians and healthcare professionals have the best diagnostic tools available, leading to faster diagnoses and ultimately better care for our patients.

Phase 1 of this campaign will focus on the purchase a new Fluoroscopy System, a new CT Scan, new Ultrasound Equipment and a new Bone Densitometer for CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Chatham and Sydenham Campuses. 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, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics, gynecology and urology, just to name a few.

Even though this equipment is considered essential for care at CKHA, as with all capital equipment needs at our local hospitals, the purchase of this equipment is not supported through government funding.

To date, more than $2.3 million has been raised for this important campaign.

About the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) 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 over $38 million.

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For more information, contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca or 519-436-2538

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