On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 16th Annual Parade of Chefs at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham, raising a record $62,600 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

 Over 340 guests attended this year’s sold out event, featuring restaurateur Chef Michael Hunter. Guests enjoyed six features prepared by local chefs from six local restaurants. Each course was also accompanied by wines from local breweries and wineries.

The Foundation of CKHA was also excited to welcome back the CKHA Physician volunteer wine servers, whose hard work resulted in nearly $13,000 in donated tips. A successful live auction also saw more than $17,000 raised during the event.

“What a fabulous and delicious way to bring together the community for local healthcare,” said Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “The energy from the crowd, the chefs and Chef Michael Hunter was unbelievable. We are very grateful for the support of this year’s event as we kicked off our efforts to raise the final one million dollars needed to complete the DI Equipment Renewal Campaign.”

“This was an incredible kick off for the final stretch of the campaign, however our work is not done yet,” said Gaye Thompson, Chair, Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors. “Thank you for your support in moving us one step closer to our campaign goal.”

About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

Launched in late 2014, the $6.9 million Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign will support CKHA in the purchase of 17 new pieces equipment for CKHA’s Chatham and Wallaceburg Diagnostic Imaging departments, including an urgently needed replacement of the dated CT Scan.

With a target completion date of May 28th, a million dollars is still needed to finish the campaign. Learn more at www.ourfutureisinfocus.com