CHATHAM, ON (Wednesday July 13, 2016) The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce that the Optimist Club of Chatham has made a donation of $4,000 to the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. These funds were raised at their recent golf tournament held on June 26, 2016.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation from the Optimist Club of Chatham,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “This contribution has provided a boost to our efforts to raise $6.9 million for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign and has brought us one step closer to bringing necessary new state-of-the-art equipment to our community.”

Golf Tournament Chair, Greg Beatty, and Club President Jeff Malicki were pleased to be able to support the campaign. “Our club wanted to support this important campaign in our community. Our members know how vital this equipment is to our local hospital. The Optimist Club of Chatham, which has been in existence for 35+ years, is a non-profit organization. Our members and volunteers raise funds through running bingos, selling food and refreshments from our fry wagon and hosting events such as a golf tournament. These funds are used to both promote and support a variety of youth and community events within our community.”

About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign
As part of the Foundation of CKHA’s directive to raise funds to support CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs, the $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign was launched in late 2014 to support CKHA in the purchase of new equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

This new diagnostic imaging equipment will serve almost every program offered at CKHA and is key for diagnoses in a multitude of cases, including heart, stroke, cancer, orthopedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology, just to name a few.

To date, more than $3,910,715.74 million has been raised for this important campaign.

About the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) exists 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 campaigns, major gifts, memorial giving, special events and planned giving.
To date, the Foundation of CKHA has raised over $40 million.

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For more information, contact:
Michele Grzebien-Huckson
Executive Director
519.436.2538
mgrzebien-huckson@ckha.on.ca

 

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The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce that Optimist Club of Chatham has made a donation of $4,000 to the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

Pictured: From left: Jeff Malicki, President – Optimist Club of Chatham, Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director Foundation Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and Greg Beatty, Golf Tournament Chair – Optimist Club of Chatham