Battery Boy Presents the 8th Annual Hike for Hospice

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation invites you to lace up your shoes and join us as we Hike for Hospice to raise funds to support end-of-life Hospice care in Chatham-Kent. Presented by Title Sponsor Battery Boy, registration is now open for the eighth annual event that takes place Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Mud Creek Trail in Chatham. Hike for Hospice welcomes …

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Launches Inaugural Cornhole for Hospice Fundraiser

Photo: Darryl Lucio and Brett Castein of CK Dirty Birds Cornhole League and Katherine Stinson, Special Events Coordinator with Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.  CHATHAM, ON – Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is excited to announce the addition of Cornhole for Hospice to its 2024 calendar of events. Taking place Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Everest Convention Centre in Chatham, Cornhole for Hospice …

Hospice Benefits from a History of Giving

The James A. Beattie Foundation recently made a generous donation of $50,000 to support the Chatham-Kent Hospice. This gift is one of many the Beattie Foundation has donated over the years as a result of the efforts of two brothers – James (Jim) and Jack Beattie from Middlesex County. The brothers made their fortune in the crude oil industry and …

Join our Supportive Care team!

We are looking to enhance supports for those grieving in our community. Our newly expanded Supportive Care Team is seeking caring, collaborative social workers to fill three new roles. Aside from helping families in one of the most vulnerable times of their life, the personal benefits of these roles include: Salary Range: $73,000 – $85,000, based on qualifications and years …

Pretty in Pink’s support of Hospice hits 10-year milestone

Pretty in Pink, a women’s group from Dover, recently presented a donation of $30,000 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. The group has been raising funds to support our local hospice since 2014 and with this recent donation, have gifted over $173,000 to ensure local families have access to end-of-life care and supports at no cost to them. This year’s donation …

Grieving During the Holidays

Grief is difficult on any day of the year. However, the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming and can intensify the pain and emotions you are feeling after the death of your loved one. There is tremendous pressure to be joyful and bright during the holidays and we are often surrounded with reminders that this is supposed to be a time …

Cathy Telfer- Monthly Giving Testimonial

I started volunteering for the Hospice in the Foundation office back in February 2014, when things were very much at the conceptual stage. A couple of my relatives had accessed palliative care in different communities over the years and I have always believed we should have an option locally. I made my first  donation in recognition of my birthday in …

Caring for a resident and their family

Close your eyes and imagine a warm and welcoming place. Somewhere beautiful, spacious, clean, and comfortable. A caring place of unconditional kindness and compassion. Somewhere with really great soup. Now imagine that this is where you get to go during the most difficult and challenging time of your life. In March of 2017 we received the phone call that no …

“Handbags for Hospice” sells out and sets record

The annual “Handbags for Hospice” event was hosted at the Everest Convention Centre on Thursday, October 12, 2023 by a group of committed volunteers. The event sold out within 48 hours of tickets going on sale and raised an event record $32,000 to support the families cared for at Chatham-Kent Hospice. At the event, guests play twelve games of Bingo …