5th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $10,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $10,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

5th Annual Charity Curling Classic Raises $10,500 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) hosted its 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic at the Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg.

Sixteen teams of four participated in this event and helped raise $10,500 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.

5th Annual Charity Curling Classic
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s 5th 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 Fundraising Teams’, Sweeping Bones and Social Rinkers, consisted of staff from CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department and together, they raised $1,465 in pledges. Honourable mention goes out to Team Entegrus – Beth Blair, Lisa Mallory, Sarah Regnier and Jordon Sinclair who collectively raised more than $620 for this event.

Taking home the title of the event’s points leader and winning team was Terri Houle, Ken MacEacheran, Jeff and Val MacTavish.

“Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors and participants, the 5th 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 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign and provided us with the opportunity to connect with our supporters in Wallaceburg and surrounding areas. Thank you for your ongoing support!”

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 and ProResp, SKIP Sponsors; Entegrus, MediSolutions and Winmar, Second Sponsors; Mares Insurance Services Inc., Lead Sponsor; EMS Surplus, Rock Sponsor; 99.1 CKXS FM, Media Sponsor; 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 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic Steering Committee – Paul Demars, Terry Houle, Ken MacEachern and Tina Mapletoft – 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 $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign was launched in late 2014 to support CKHA in the purchase of new equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

This new diagnostic imaging equipment will serve almost every program offered at CKHA and is 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 $3.6 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 $39 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

 

Pictured:  The 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic’s Top Fundraising Teams – the Social Rinkers and Sweeping Bones – (back row): Colleen Gleeson, Steve Gleeson, Dave Cobb and Matt Lee, (front row): Kristina Baillargeon, Janine Myers, Heather Sinclair and Shehbaz Kahn.

 

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Pictured:  The 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic’s points leaders and winning team – Jeff MacTavish, Terri Houle and Val MacTavish. Absent – Ken MacEacheran.



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