Helping Hands Auxiliary donates $20,500 to healthcare in Chatham-Kent Helping Hands Auxiliary donates $20,500 to healthcare in Chatham-Kent – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

Helping Hands Auxiliary donates $20,500 to healthcare in Chatham-Kent

Representatives from the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Helping Hands Auxiliary presented a cheque yesterday for $20,500 to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF). At the request of the auxiliary, $12,000 of the funds has been earmarked to a Mobile Procedure Light in the OB/GYN Clinic, and the balance of $8,500 will be put towards the OTN Equipment Telestroke in the Emergency Department at CKHA’s Chatham site.

The generous donation from the Helping Hands Auxiliary was made possible through various fundraising initiatives coordinated by the Auxiliary, including proceeds from the Boutique Grand Gift Shop located at the Chatham site of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA).

“There has been a great deal of change and success at both the hospital and foundation recently and we are honoured to be a part of that success, “ says JoAnne Dale, President, Helping Hands Auxiliary. “We are looking forward to doing even more to assist the foundation and Chatham-Kent Health Alliance more new equipment for our hospital.”

“I am thrilled to announce this generous donation from the Helping Hands Auxiliary,” says Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “These funds are supporting the purchase of two critical pieces of equipment at CKHA, and we are truly grateful for this support. “

Since its establishment, the Helping Hands Auxiliary has contributed more than $350,000 towards excellence in quality healthcare, equipment, education and patient care in Chatham-Kent that improves and saves lives.

About Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) was formed in 2019 as the result of the amalgamation of The Public General Hospital Foundation of Chatham, Sydenham District Hospital Foundation and Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. CKHAF links the community of Chatham-Kent with its local hospital by raising money through philanthropic initiatives. These funds are used in the purchase of equipment and other items in the pursuit of excellence in patient-centred care at the Chatham and Wallaceburg sites of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Since 1998, more than $44 million has been raised for local healthcare in Chatham-Kent by CKHAF and its predecessor organizations. To find out how you can join together with the Foundation and other members of your community to make a difference that will last for years to come, visit


For more information, please contact:
Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
P: 519.436.2538 x 2859

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