It was announced on Tuesday, August 22 2017 that Andy Fantuz has been named the Honourary Campaign Chair for the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s $6.9 million Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. Along with Co-Chairs Dave Depencier (Depencier Builders) and Greg Hetherington (Radio Personality), Andy will be leading the way to completing this important campaign by spring of 2018. Eighteen new pieces of equipment will be purchased for the DI Department at both Chatham and Sydenham Campuses.
Born and raised in Chatham, Andy Fantuz grew up playing football for John McGregor High School and continued his football career with the University of Western Ontario. His 11 year professional CFL career included six seasons with Saskatchewan Roughriders and five seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a wide receiver. He was also signed to the NFL’s Chicago Bears for one season. In 2010, “Fantuz Flakes” cereal was released across Canada in celebration of “100 years of the Roughriders” and Andy’s phenomenal career. Andy is currently the Player Developmental Coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
“I know first hand how important it is getting the proper imaging, I’ve had it many, many times. A couple of times, it may have saved my life or at least my career. But the scope goes way beyond sports and athletics. A lot more serious health issues need this equipment and doctors need to be able to use the top-of-the-line stuff for diagnosis. And it also will attract new physicians to the area and just improve Chatham-Kent as a community. I’m honoured to be a part of this important campaign.”