Friday, November 27, 2020

Challenge launched to support CKHA’S COVID-19 Fund

An online challenge is combining music and the need to support front line healthcare in Chatham-Kent.

Wallaceburg Councillor Aaron Hall started the #TogetherAtHome CKHA Foundation Challenge on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Watch Hall describe the details in the video, below:

Hall said the idea was sparked after seeing the lineup announced for the One World: Together At Home online concert, spearheaded by the Global Citizen group, being held Saturday, April 18.

The lineup includes musicians Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Keith Urban, Alanis Morissette, Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder and more. Here is the full lineup:

The goal of the broadcast is to support front line healthcare workers and they’ve already raised over $35-million.

“After reading this, I thought… how can we leverage this and piggy back on this event to help our superhero healthcare workers in Chatham-Kent,” Hall said.

“After getting the green light from Lori, Mary-Lou and Fannie at the hospital, I’m excited to announce this call to action to the community.”

The challenge itself consists of three parts, which includes:

1. Pick one of the artists performing at the One World: Together At Home concert, choose a song, and post a hopeful and encouraging lyric on social media. Either a video, a photo, a piece of artwork or even a full fledged musical performance. The idea is to have fun, be creative and do something together with your family or as an individual.

2. Each post will also include a link to the CKHA Foundation COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund, which supports the urgent and highest priority needs at the local hospitals.

3. In each post tag three people, organizations or businesses, challenging them to also take part.

Hall said the challenge will run until the start the concert on April 18.

He also challenged fellow Wallaceburg Councillor Carmen McGregor, Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff and Lambton-Kent-Middlsesex MPP Monte McNaughton to take part.

To donate directly to the CKHA Foundation COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund, click below:

For more details about Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home concert, click here.

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