Gala raises $81K for hospice

Steve Desjardins, general manager for Victory Ford Lincoln was one of many who enjoyed the fourth annual Hospice Benefit Gala recently, which raised $81,000 for the facility.

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation officials are calling the fourth annual Benefit Gala a huge success, as it raised more than $81,000 to support end-of-life hospice care here.

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 of the hospice foundation, in a media release.

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.

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.



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