5th Annual Charity Curling Classic to Raise Funds for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic to Raise Funds for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

5th Annual Charity Curling Classic to Raise Funds for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) will host its 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic at the Sydenham Community Curling Club in Wallaceburg. Proceeds from this event will support the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign, which includes two portable ultrasound units for CKHA’s Sydenham Campus.

Charity Curling Classic
The 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic is open to 16 teams of four. Participants in this one-day bonspiel will enjoy two six-end games of curling, lunch, dinner and opportunities to win great prizes!

All participants are asked to raise pledges for this event in support of the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and the event’s ‘Top Fundraiser’ – who will win a JBL Flip Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. Participants who raise $100 in pledges will also have a chance to win great prizes.

Registration is now open. Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team of four. The fee per individual player is $55 and a team of four is $200, until January 22, 2016, after which the fees will increase slightly.

For more information and to register for the 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic, please visit www.ckhaf.ca, contact the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 519.436.2538 and/or pop by the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation offices at 9 Ursuline Avenue in Chatham or 325 Margaret Ave. in Wallaceburg (on Tuesdays – please call ahead).

Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you to Kevin Wise Express Yourself and Mares Insurance Services Inc., Lead Sponsors; and Blackburn Radio Inc. and CKXS FM 99.1, Media Sponsors.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic. For details, please visit www.ckhaf.ca or contact Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, at 519-436-2538 or bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca.

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 in late 2014 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 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 and gynecology, 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 $3.1 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’s efforts have raised over $39 million for local healthcare.

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For more information, please contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca /519-436-2538

 

Pictured:  Tina Mapletoft, Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, CKHA, and 5th Annual Charity Curling Classic Committee Member; Shirley Ireland, Club Manager, Sydenham Community Curling Club, and Barb Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.



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