Former Dresden Resident to Direct Portion of Proceeds from New Book to the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign Former Dresden Resident to Direct Portion of Proceeds from New Book to the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

Former Dresden Resident to Direct Portion of Proceeds from New Book to the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

Andrew Faas will launch his new book, The Bully’s Trap, locally at a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event, hosted by the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, in February 2015.

CHATHAM, ON (Monday, November 24, 2014): Long-time Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) supporter and former Chatham-Kent resident, Andrew Faas, has written a new book dealing with a serious social and economic issue – bullying in the workplace. His book, The Bully’s Trap, will be released in January 2015, but Mr. Faas has arranged for pre-orders of the book to be available locally, with $5 from every book sold via the pre-order to be directed to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. He will also present at a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event, hosted by the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Club Lentinas.

“Andrew continues to support organizations close to his heart and has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership through philanthropy,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “We are thrilled to be able to help launch his new book, The Bully’s Trap, and are grateful for his generosity in directing a portion of his book pre-sales to our new DI Campaign. His modest generosity makes him a pleasure to work with, his commitment to volunteerism exemplifies his selflessness, and his love for his family, friends and community drives his charitable giving. Andrew Faas is an exceptional example of a true philanthropist.”

The Bully’s Trap

Working in an environment that is free and safe of bullying is a fundamental right, but the fact is that far too many employees are being denied this right. What can be done to ensure that this right is upheld where you work?

Bullying in the workplace destroys careers, lives, family units, organizations, and communities. Many organizational cultures condone and even encourage bullying. Most people who are targeted and or are bystanders do not report for fear of retaliation. Amazingly, many who are targeted are unaware that what they are going through is bullying.

In The Bully’s Trap, author Andrew Faas provides comprehensive and provocative insight into the dynamics, impacts, and costs of bullying in the workplace and answers how it can be prevented and stopped.

*Source: www.thebullystrap.com

Pre-Order Your Copy Online Before January 1st to Support Local Healthcare
To pre-order your copy of The Bully’s Trap online for $34.99 each (plus applicable taxes), please visit http://bit.ly/thebullystrap-chatham-kent-health-alliance or www.ckhaf.ca and click the link available on the homepage. If you pre-order your book before January 1, 2015, $5 from each book sale will be directed to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

Lunch and Learn Tickets Available Now!

Don’t miss your chance to attend the Chatham-Kent launch of The Bully’s Trap and hear Author and Philanthropist Andrew Faas present on the important topic of bullying in the workplace.

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time: Book Sale and Signing at 11:00 a.m. / Hot Lunch at 11:30 a.m. / Presentation at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Club Lentinas

250 National Road, Chatham

Tickets: $40 per ticket / Group Rates: $220 for six tickets (a savings of $20)

$360 for ten tickets (a savings of $40)

Tickets can be purchased at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 9 Ursuline Ave., Chatham, or by calling 519.436.2538. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today!

All attendees will enjoy a hot lunch, a presentation by Andrew Faas and the opportunity to purchase a copy of The Bully’s Trap and have it signed, prior to the formal presentation. Proceeds from this event, including $5 from every book sale at the event, will support the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

This ‘Lunch and Learn’ session is a great opportunity for employers and employees in all sectors as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in the topic. For more information on this event, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation and the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign, please visit www.ckhaf.ca and/or call 519.436.2538.

About Andrew Faas
Andrew Faas is a management advisor and former senior executive with Canada’s two largest retail organizations and now heads The Faas Foundation which focuses on Health Care, Education, and Medical Research. He has made bullying in the workplace a passion and helping prevent it a reason for being.

Andrew is a true philanthropist, supporting a variety of organizations that significantly improve the lives of others at home and abroad:

Honorary Trustee and former Member of the Board and Chair of the HR Committee at The Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s premier cultural centre.

In 2005 established the Faas Foundation to support not for profit organizations in healthcare, medical research and education.

In 2007 was awarded the prestigious Humanitarian Award by the Israel Cancer Research Fund in recognition for his philanthropic and community contributions. In 2011 awarded The Beacon of Light award by the New York chapter of the ICRF.

In 2009 was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Southern Canada Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In 2013 was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada.

In late 2007, Andrew donated $1 million to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation in support of the Making the Right Investment – MRI Campaign and CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs. During this time, he also donated $1 million to fund the construction of St. Clair College’s (Windsor Campus) athletic complex.

In October 2014, he gave a $1 million gift to CAMH’s (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Well@Work initiative to assist Canada’s leading hospital for mental health in developing new educational programs to create psychologically safe and healthier workplaces.

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 $37 million.

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For more information, please contact:

Michele Grzebien-Huckson

Executive Director

519.436.2538

mgrzebien-huckson@ckha.on.ca

Barbara Noorenberghe

Development Officer – Special Events

519.436.2538

bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca



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