COVID-19 Update #5: A Message From President & CEO Mary Lou Crowley COVID-19 Update #5: A Message From President & CEO Mary Lou Crowley – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

COVID-19 Update #5: A Message From President & CEO Mary Lou Crowley

COVID-19 Update #5

Over the last few weeks we have been overwhelmed by the continuous outpouring of generosity we have received from you, Chatham-Kent. Your donations, both financial and in-kind are truly making a difference for our hospital, and are providing much needed support for our healthcare heroes fighting this battle. I am amazed by how our community has come together during these uncertain times.

We are especially grateful to have support from local Foundations and community groups who have committed a total of $97,800 towards the COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund. I’d like to recognize the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation & South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation, Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors®, the Howard J. Rees Foundation, Howard Mutual Foundation, and the William & Mary Dorssers Family Foundation.

Thanks to these gifts and hundreds more, we have now raised over $220,000 for our front line workers. Although this fight is not over, through your generosity we are better prepared now than ever before. I am so profoundly grateful.

I am also very pleased to share that Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation has teamed up with other hospital foundations to participate in the Frontline Fund – a national collaboration supporting hospitals and front line workers across Canada.

Each participating hospital had to meet specific criteria in order to be included in this initiative, and it makes me extremely proud that while many other larger hospitals in bigger city centres did not quality, our community hospital is standing along-side the top hospitals in the Country.

With the help of this initiative, we can continue to meet the highest priority needs of our local hospital as we navigate this pandemic.

Go “ALL-IN” with 99.1 CKXS!

Join Greg Hetherington and 99.1 CKXS for the “ALL-IN” Radio Auction Thursday May 14th – Tuesday May 19th. Don’t miss your chance to bid on over 30 exclusive experiential items, in support of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host the 99.1 CKXS Morning Show? How about having dinner served by a group of CK Doctors? Now is your chance at these and other unique items including:
• Lunch at Queens Park with Ontario Minister of Skills & Labour, Monte McNaughton!
• Dinner for 8 at Coopers Hawk Winery in Harrow, ON. Private dining room, 5 course meal, with wine pairing for each
• The Ultimate Detroit Sports package OR The Ultimate Toronto Sports package
• Hamilton Tiger-Cats experience with Andy Fantuz. 4 tickets to a game, stadium tour with Andy, and on-field experience before the game
• Sunset dinner for 8 by the water in Mitchell’s Bay. Hosted by Cheryl and Steve Bilodeau, with guest servers Greg and Kelly Hetherington! Includes food, beverages, and transportation

Click here to view the full list of items.

All bidding will take place on the 99.1 Charity Auction Facebook Page – which you can like and follow by clicking HERE.

**If you are not a Facebook user, bids can be placed by calling 519-627-0991 from 6:00am-4:00pm.

THANK YOU Greg Hetherington, CKXS, and all of the many individuals and businesses who have generously supported this fundraising initiative!

This week we have been celebrating National Nursing Week, and I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our nurses who are working tirelessly to ensure the health and well being of the patients at CKHA. We are especially thankful for your efforts at this time and recognize your commitment and dedication as you work to keep our community safe throughout this pandemic. Thank you!

Support our nurses on the front lines
with a donation to the COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund.

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Thank you VTech Technologies Canada Ltd. for generously donating 16 two-way baby monitors to CKHA’s ICU department! This donation will help staff communicate with each other when providing care in an isolation room.

Words of Gratitude from our Donors

“We are grateful that we can support all healthcare workers at this time in any way we can.”
-Vincci Lau, Brand Strategy Manager, VTech Technologies Canada Ltd

I know that this has been a very stressful few weeks for all of us. Life is certainly not normal and likely will not be for a long time. Isolation from one another is not natural for us as human beings. With that said, the evidence suggests the sacrifices we are all making are working – we are flattening the curve. Thank you to each of you for your part in helping to keep us safe.

Together, WE WILL emerge a stronger and healthier community.


Mary Lou

Mary Lou Crowley
President & CEO
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation


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