Hospice Families supported through Benefit Gala

On Friday, October 26th, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Benefit Gala with huge success raising over $75,000 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 speakers who shared their personal experience. It really helped guests understand the impact Hospice care makes on families. Overall, it was an amazing night that demonstrated our community’s compassion and care,” shared Steve Walker – Board Chair, 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 Carrie Carroll of Chatham.

Carrie Carroll being presented with the 0.50 diamond from Jodi Maroney, Executive Director – Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Sponsors for the event included Title Sponsor – Victory Lincoln; Gold Ribbon Sponsors – PIB Insurance, Mitton’s Jewellers, Battery Boy, Bechard Insurance & Financial Services, Cintas, MBI Financial: Silver Ribbon Sponsors – Rondeau Captial Inc., ProResp, SG Walker Financial, Westhoek Construction, McKinlay Funeral Homes,  Honey Electric, ViaRail, To Suit Your Fancy, Sheila Young Advanced Realty Solutions, Maizex Seeds; Bronze Ribbon Sponsors – Kearney Planters,  Armstrong-Macko, Volkswagen Chatham, Richards Rolling Acres Limited, Dillon Consulting, Mainstreet Credit Union, McLarty Family Farms, Pelee Island Winery, John D. Bradley Convention Centre.