5th Annual Lose to Win Raises $8,785 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign 5th Annual Lose to Win Raises $8,785 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

5th Annual Lose to Win Raises $8,785 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

CHATHAM, ON (Tuesday, February 24, 2015):  64 individuals, 12 weeks, a total of 864 pounds and 511.6 inches lost, 1,671  visits to the gym and $8,785 raised through pledges for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign – an amazing achievement by the participants in the 5th 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 2,053.70lbs and 1,627.1 inches and raised more than $67,747 for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

Lose to Win

This year’s Lose to Win Fitness Challenge was a 12 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 $125 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 November 2014.

Participants gained points for every workout completed at Performance Fitness & Training, body fat percentage loss, inches lost as well as pledges raised for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. 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 18, 2015, 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.

Nadine Dionne was announced as the points leader, with an amazing 28 pounds and 31.25 inches lost and $2,515 raised in pledges.  Nadine 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: Nadine Dionne  with $2,515 raised
  • Most Visits to the Gym: Nadine Dionne  with 85 visits to Performance Fitness & Training
  • Most Body Weight Lost: Mindi Lachine  with 26 pounds, 34.5 inches and 6.1% body fat lost

 

During the finale, representatives from Performance Fitness & Training presented a cheque for $8,785 to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, representing the total pledges collected by the 5th Annual Lose to Win participants, from November 17, 2014, to February 6, 2015.

“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 Inc., Chatham Crossfit, Impact Graphics & Signs, The UPS Store 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 CKHA.  It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Foundation has raised over $38 million.

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For more information, please contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe

Development Officer –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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