New focus for CTC Foundation events in 2023: For the Kids

The Children’s Treatment Centre (CTC) Foundation of Chatham-Kent is starting the new year with a refreshed vision for all its fundraising activities: For the Kids. All CTC Foundation events are being redesigned to ensure that the focus is on raising community awareness and funds to support special programs for CTC children and their families.

“Starting in 2023, we are rebranding our events to be Gala for the Kids, Run for the Kids and Golf for the Kids,” says Mike Genge, President, Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent. “It’s important that our supporters know that money raised through these events go toward special programs such as specialized equipment and healthcare services, mental health services, therapeutic recreation, music therapy, pool programs and other critical services not funded by the government.”

The Gala For the Kids, April 1, will be the highlight of the season and will be a different and exciting format than seen previously. The Run for the Kids, in June, will be a fun 5 km run through Rondeau Provincial Park with entertainment and surprises, as the CTC Foundation events are known for. The Golf for the Kids will occur September 9 at Willow Ridge Golf Course.

CTC Foundation will support the traditional Festival of Giving by handing off the event model to a new community team that will lead that popular event, to be held later this year. For more information on 2023 Festival of Giving, go to

“This new direction for the CTC Foundation events is very positive for our organization and we are excited to see how the community will respond to these important initiatives,” says Mike Grail, Chair, CTC Foundation Board of Directors. “As we continue to move forward on our new facility, the community will become even more aware of the large and critical role the CTC plays in the lives of one out of every five children in Chatham-Kent and we must continue to financially support the work they do there.”

More details about the Gala for the Kids can be found here.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Genge, President
519-354-0520, ext. 266