Erie Shores Health Foundation Receives $8,234 Donation from Local Kids for Hospice
On Friday May 13th the Erie Shores Health Foundation was presented a cheque for $8,234 from a group of local children affectionately dubbed “Kids Curing Cancer”. The group is made up of siblings- Lauren (17), and twins Ty and Kierstyn (12) – who have been organizing fundraising events since 2014 and have donated over $78,000 towards healthcare related programs across Windsor-Essex in memory of their grandpa, Dan Gerard.
In 2021 ESHF was notified that KCC selected the Hospice Erie Shores Campus as their next benefactor, after several family members had used the facility that year. Through 2021-2022 the group planned multiple fundraisers such as online auctions, cookie kits, selling bracelets, raffle giveaways, and a ‘Music for Hospice’ event.
The Hospice Erie Shores Campus in Leamington is a 10 bed facility that receives partial government funding and relies heavily on the support of the community to provide services of compassionate end of life care at no cost to the families.
Kids Curing Cancer also made an announcement at the Friday presentation that they have selected Hospice Erie Shores Campus again for their 2022-2023 fundraising year.
Founded in 1992, the Erie Shores Health Foundation raises funds for Erie Shores HealthCare and Hospice Erie Shores Campus in Essex County. Since the Ministry of Health does not fund that the total costs for Hospital and Hospice, the Foundation works to ensure funding needs are met through raising awareness and support from community donations.