Gala Guests show support for Local Hospice Families

In Photo: Steve Desjardins, General Manager – Victory Ford Lincoln

On Friday, October 25th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Benefit Gala with huge success raising over $81,000 to support end-of-life hospice care in Chatham-Kent.

The sold out event focused on the theme “Changing Moments, Changing Lives”. This theme was reflected in the message shared by a former hospice family as well as in the auction “experiences” offered in the Live and Silent Auction.

“Our sincere thanks to our guests who attended, the businesses and individuals who graciously donated the many auction experiences and the generous sponsors for their support. A special thank you to our guest speaker who generously shared their personal experience. It really helped guests understand the impact hospice care has on our local families. Overall, it was an amazing night that demonstrated our community’s continued compassion and care for one another,” shared Randi Bokor – Gala Chair and Director – Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Adding to the excitement of the evening was the chance to win a 0.50 ct Round Brilliant Cut Canadian Diamond compliments of Mittons Jewellers in Ridgetown. The lucky winner was Jordan Ashley of Chatham.

Sponsors for the event included Title Sponsor – Victory Lincoln; Gold Ribbon Sponsors – PIB Insurance,

Mitton’s Jewellers, Battery Boy, MBI Financial, Honey Electric; Cocktail Party Sponsor Westhoek Construction; Music Sponsor – Sheila Young Advanced Realty Solutions; Silver Ribbon Sponsors Rondeau Capital Inc., Pro Resp, SG Walker Financial, McKinlay Funeral Homes, Via Rail, A Curated Event,

Maizex Seeds, Sun Life; Bronze Ribbon Sponsors – Armstrong-Macko, Richards Rolling Acres Limited, Dillon Consulting, McLarty Family Farms, Earthworks.

The proceeds from the Benefit Gala will be used to cover ongoing operational needs for our community’s residential hospice ensuring families have access to compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost to them.

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 served over 670 families. In order to offer these services at no cost to residents or their families, Chatham-Kent Hospice relies on donations from our community.

Contact: Jodi Maroney
Executive Director
Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation
Bus: 519-354-3113 ext. #2402