CKHA Foundation set to Ignite Healthcare once again with first ever Holiday 50/50

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) will launch its first ever Igniting Healthcare Holiday 50/50 Fundraiser on Thursday, November 23rd. The campaign will run for four weeks, culminating in the Grand Prize Draw which will be held on Thursday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas.

Proceeds from this Holiday 50/50 will support the areas of greatest need at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Chatham and Wallaceburg sites.

“Our summer 50/50 campaign always receives tremendous support from across Chatham-Kent, so we are very excited to launch our new Holiday 50/50 to see how high this jackpot will get,” said Christine Colautti, CKHAF President & CEO. “With the Holiday season quickly approaching, we are so profoundly grateful for the ways in which this community supports our Foundation and hospital. We love holding 50/50s like this one, because it offers us a chance to give back by handing out some awesome prizes to members of our community who support us year in and year out.”

Early Bird Draws will be held every Thursday throughout the campaign, when lucky winners will receive some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses.

  • The first Early Bird Draw will take place on Thursday, November 30th, when one lucky winner will be awarded a $500.00 cash prize generously donated by Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance.
  • The second Early Bird Draw will take place on Thursday, December 7th, when one lucky winner will be awarded a 75L Chilly Moose Explorer Cooler, generously donated by Schinkels’ Gourmet Meats.
  • The third and final Early Bird Draw will take place on Thursday, December 14th, when one lucky winner will be awarded a two-night stay at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montreal, generously donated by TTI Travel, along with $1,000.00 in travel cash.

Anyone who purchases a ticket before 1:00 p.m. on these draw dates will automatically be entered into the Early Bird Draws, and Early Bird prize winners will still be eligible to win the grand prize jackpot.

Tickets can be purchased online at starting on Thursday, November 23rd. They can also be purchased in-person at the CKHAF office (9 Ursuline Ave, Chatham), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Four ticket pricing options are available for this campaign, as ticket-buyers can choose to purchase 10 numbers for $10.00, 60 numbers for $20.00, 200 numbers for $50.00, or 350 numbers for $75.00.

“By purchasing tickets, you’ll be helping our Foundation fund the purchase of life-saving equipment, facility upgrades, and program innovation at CKHA’s Chatham and Wallaceburg sites,” Colautti stated. “At the same time, you’ll be giving yourself a chance to win some amazing prizes, or even a great big cash jackpot! We can’t think of any better way to kick off the Holiday season!”

Tickets can only be purchased by Ontario residents over 18 years of age.

Community members are encouraged to follow Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (@ckhafoundation) on Facebook, Instagram, and X for campaign updates.

Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser is licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and conducted in accordance with AGCO-approved rules that can be found on the lottery website at The draw will be made using Random Number Generation (RNG) – a proven technology approved by the AGCO. Ascend Fundraising Solutions is providing the technical and systems expertise for sales, accounting, and the draw.

For more information, visit or call the Foundation office at 519.436.2538.