100 Men make largest donation yet, this time to Hospice

By Lindsay Advocate

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) Hospice Services, through the Community Care Foundation, received a donation of $11,100 from 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes to put toward its Healing After Suicide Loss and Healing After Overdose Loss support groups.

Community Care Hospice Services volunteers Erin Attard and Brenda Wood attended the most recent 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes meeting on June 8 and spoke to the group about CCCKL’s grief support groups. 

The Healing After Suicide Loss group is a safe place where participants can identify, explore and clarify thoughts and feelings following the death of someone by suicide. The Healing After Overdose Loss helps participants understand their grief after an overdose loss and is a safe space to explore those feelings of grief which can be especially challenging and painful.

This is the second time the group has donated to CCCKL, as 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes previously donated $3,900 to the Community Care Foundation in 2018.

If you, or someone you know, has experienced loss or are living with a life-limiting illness, know that you don’t have to make this journey alone. CCCKL’s Hospice Services are here to offer support, comfort and direction. All Hospice services are offered free of charge and generous donations like this one support our underfunded and unfunded areas of service.

To learn more, please visit www.ccckl.ca/services/hospice or call us at 705-879-4123.

“Thank you to this community-minded, big-hearted, fun group of guys for selecting CCCKL Hospice Services as the recipient of their most recent donation. It’s thanks to groups like 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes that we can offer these grief support groups to our community,” said Sharon Yeo, Manager, Hospice Services, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes.

Brad Campkin, a 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes member, said “The 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes was formed in 2018 by Richard Gauder and John Richardson. We meet four times a year and each member commits to donating $100 each time. Each meeting we invite three local registered charities to speak for five minutes and answer questions after. To date, we have donated over $72,000 locally. We are pleased to make this donation to Community Care’s Hospice Services to help ensure they can continue to provide these programs in our community.”

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes provides a comprehensive range of health and support services for people of all ages in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In partnership, it promotes health and independent living through programs and services that meet the needs of its community. To learn more about CCCKL, visit www.ccckl.ca.

Since its inaugural meeting in March 2018, 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes have raised over $72,000 to support charities in the City of Kawartha Lakes. 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes is a great way to make a major impact but not tie up endless hours. For more information, including on how to become a member, please visit www.100menkawarthalakes.ca.

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