Shown here are (L-R): Delynne Marlatt (Wallaceburg), Jodi Maroney (Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation), and Erin Berry (Blenheim). Missing from the photo are Dwayne Johnston (Ridgetown), Laurie Leonard (Queen Street, Chatham), Yvette Tetzlaff (Grand Ave, Chatham) and Krunal Patel (St. Clair Street, Chatham)

Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Chatham-Kent once again held their ‘Tree of Life – Growing Women’s Health Campaign’ in support of Chatham-Kent Hospice. Through generous donations made by customers and staff, the campaign raised over $20,000 which will be used to support ongoing operational needs.

“We are so thankful to Shoppers Drug Mart employees and their customers for their generosity. This donation is proof that small change can add up to make a big difference. Donations such as this help us continue to provide compassionate end-of-life care to families from across Chatham-Kent at no cost to them. ” said Jodi Maroney – Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

About Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is responsible for the fundraising activities needed to support Chatham-Kent Hospice. Our Mission is to enhance the financial sustainability of the Chatham-Kent Hospice by working with the community to raise funds, awareness and understanding to enable compassionate, quality near end-of-life experiences for the residents of Chatham-Kent. We require $106,000 in donations each month to support the operating needs of the Hospice.

About Chatham-Kent Hospice:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice is a 10-bed residential facility that offers care for residents facing end of life and support for their loved ones. The hospice provides comfort, support and specialized pain and symptom management in a home-like setting. Around the clock care is provided by dedicated physicians, nurses, personal support workers and volunteers.

Since opening in April 2016, Chatham-Kent Hospice has cared for over 600 families. In order to offer these services at no cost to residents or their families, Chatham-Kent Hospice relies on donations from our community. Support is received through direct donations, memorial donations and other fundraising revenue.

To learn more, visit www.chathamkenthospice.com or call 519-354-3113.