CHATHAM, ON (Monday, August 20, 2018) – On August 10th, close to 120 golfers, along with sponsors, golf professionals and volunteers gathered at Maple City Golf and Country Club for the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) 13th annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament. In total, $53,511.21 was raised to fund the purchase of cardiac Holter monitors for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

“On behalf of the Foundation of CKHA and our Board of Directors, I want to say how thankful we are to our loyal supporters, as well as our new partners who joined us for a wonderful day of golf this year,” said Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director, Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. “Your support has made a profound impact on healthcare in our community by helping the hospital purchase cardiac Holter monitors, which are very much in demand in Chatham-Kent.”

A Holter monitor is a battery-operated, portable device that measures and records the heart’s activity continuously over a period of time.  While a regular ECG or EKG test allows doctors to look at heart activity at one specific moment, they may also wish to evaluate its activity over a more extended period, during a person’s normal activities. The information gained can help doctors provide better recommendations and avoid problems that might be not be seen otherwise, like those that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

“With an aging population in Chatham-Kent, good heart health is integral to the overall well-being of our community,” continued Crowley. “We are delighted to be able to raise these funds, which help ensure the high level of healthcare residents of Chatham-Kent have come to expect of their local hospital continues long into the future.”

Generally, governments do not fund new capital equipment expenditures for hospitals, so it is the mandate of hospital foundations like the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to raise money from organizations, individuals and businesses to purchase these necessary items. To learn more or to make a donation in support of local healthcare in your community, visit www.foundationckha.com.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Lou Crowley
Executive Director
Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519-436-2538