4th Annual Lose to Win Raises $19,412 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs 4th Annual Lose to Win Raises $19,412 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

4th Annual Lose to Win Raises $19,412 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs

CHATHAM, ON (Friday, February 21, 2014): 117 individuals, 16 weeks, a total of 473.2 pounds and 265 inches lost, 1,341 visits to the gym and $19,412 raised through pledges for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) most urgent capital equipment needs – an amazing achievement by the participants in the 4th Annual Lose to Win Fitness Challenge and by those who made it happen, the staff and management at Performance Fitness & Training in Chatham.

To date, Lose to Win participants have lost a total of 1,189.7 lbs and 1,115.9 inches and raised more than $58,962.50 for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

Lose to Win

This year’s Lose to Win Fitness Challenge was a 16 week program that encouraged participants to increase their awareness of, and commitment to, the four pillars of a healthy lifestyle – physical activity, nutrition, healthy choices and prevention. For a $120 fee, participants were given access to Performance Fitness & Training, Certified Personal Trainers, boot camps and evening health education sessions for the duration of the program, starting in October 2013.

Participants gained points for every workout completed at Performance Fitness & Training, body fat percentage loss, inches lost as well as pledges raised for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation in support of CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs. The four individuals with the most accumulated points at the end of the competition were eligible for prizes generously provided by Performance Fitness & Training and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

And the winner is…

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the participants and organizers of Lose to Win gathered for the program finale at CKHA’s Frank & Mary Uniac Auditorium, where the winner of Lose to Win and the overall fundraising total was announced.

Linda Murray was announced as the points leader, with an amazing 35 pounds and 30.5 inches lost and $3,503.10 raised in pledges. Linda was awarded the grand prize by Performance Fitness & Training – $1,000 in cash, a one year all-access membership to Performance Fitness & Training and a one year Chatham Crossfit membership.

Additional prizes were also awarded for:

Most Pledges Raised: Linda Murray with $3503.10 raised
Most Visits to the Gym: Beth Cummings with 104 visits to Performance Fitness & Training
Most Body Weight Lost: Gus Morgan with 37pounds, 39.25 inches and 7.6% body fat lost

During the finale, representatives from Performance Fitness & Training presented a cheque for $19,412 to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, representing the total pledges collected by the 4th Annual Lose to Win participants, from October 21, 2013 to February 7, 2014.

“Once again, we, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the Lose to Win participants for their hard work and contributions,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “We would also like to thank the staff and management at Performance Fitness & Training for their generous donation of time, talents and expertise to this event and this year’s program sponsors – A. Thiel Marketing, Blackburn Radio, Chatham Crossfit and Wine Kitz. We are grateful for your continued support.”

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 Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Foundation has raised over $36 million.

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For more information, contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe

Development Officer – Annual Giving & Special Events

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

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

www.ckhaf.ca

Matt Stirling

Club Owner/Manager

Performance Fitness & Training

519.436.1530 or info@PerformanceFit.ca

www.performancefit.ca



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