From left: Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA and Gaye Thompson, Chair, Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors, accept a $10,000 donation from Pat Brett, Millie Bechard and Mari Cole, Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary (Submitted photo)

Representatives from the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary presented a cheque yesterday for $10,000 to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) in support of the $6.9 million Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

To date, more than $5.6 million has been raised for this important campaign that will support the purchase of 18 new pieces of equipment for the CKHA Chatham and Wallaceburg sites.

This generous donation from the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary was made possible through various fundraising initiatives coordinated by the Auxiliary, including proceeds from the Serendipity Gift Shop located at CKHA, Wallaceburg site.

“There have been lots of positive changes occurring at the hospital and we wanted to be a part of that success,” stated Pat Brett, President, Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary.

“We are looking forward to doing even more to assist the Foundation in equipment purchases in the near future.”

“I am thrilled to announce this generous donation from the ladies of the Sydenham Auxiliary,” stated Mary Lou Crowley, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA.

“These funds are supporting the purchase of two new ultrasounds for CKHA’s Wallaceburg site, and is a wonderful way to kick off what is sure to be an excellent 2018 in healthcare.”

To date, the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary has contributed more than $33,000 towards the $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

About the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary

Established in 1957, the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary and its volunteers have enhanced patient care at the Wallaceburg site of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance through the Serendipity Gift Shop, and through other fundraising initiatives.

Over the years, the funds raised by the Sydenham District Hospital Auxiliary have supported specific patient care areas and numerous Foundation of CKHA campaigns, including Every Life Counts Physician Recruitment Fundraising Campaign and the Making the Right Investment – MRI 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 and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. Since 1998, the Foundation of CKHA has raised over $43 million for local healthcare.

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