Hearts from across Chatham-Kent came together last night in support of families with loved ones facing end of life during a live stream event hosted by the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. The broadcast recognized the contributions of our community from a fundraising campaign that ran throughout the summer with a goal to raise raising $110,000 – one month of Hospice care.
“We were so pleased to announce that over $123,500 was raised to help residents and their families make the most of every day by supporting the care they need during a very difficult time,” shared Randi Bokor Caron, Event Chair. “The live stream was our way of celebrating our community’s achievement and an opportunity for families to make some special memories participating in our fun-filled trivia games. Thank you to our guest game show hosts and our local performers who made the evening entertaining!”
Also shared as part of the evening were messages from a Hospice nurse, Spiritual Care Provider and the Vavoulis family who shared their experience at Hospice.
“After my husband passed away at the Hospice I said to my girls, I want to die right here because it is the best place to leave this world. The peace… The serenity… The staff… they are sent from God to help the helpless. I would like people to support Hospice because it is the best place at your last days,” shared Catherine Vavoulis.
All funds raised as a result of this event, provide care for families, like the Vavoulis’, at no cost to them.
You can watch a recording of the live stream on the Chatham-Kent Hospice Facebook page or at www.heartstogetherck.com.
The Hearts Together for CK Hospice event was made possible with the support of our Title Sponsor Victory Lincoln. Additional support was provided by MBI Financial, Schinkels’ Gourmet Meats, Programmed Insurance Brokers and Westhoek Construction as well as other generous sponsors (full list on website).