Chicago, IL – Duncan Keith, Defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks, has launched a new charity, Keith Relief, dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crisis in the Chicagoland area.
“I am very pleased to announce the start of my new charity Keith Relief,” said Duncan Keith. “The ability to afford proper medical care is very important to me, and being able to assist others who are not as fortunate is something I hope to provide to as many people as possible in Chicago.”
After learning about the number of families living without health insurance or significant resources, Duncan made it a personal mission to assist those suffering from unplanned medical crises.
Keith Relief has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of children in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Proceeds raised through Keith Relief within the first year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Visit www.ronaldhousechicago.org for more information.
The charity was launched at a red carpet event on Wednesday, October 26th at The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel. Selected as the fourth quarter beneficiary of the Blackstone Chicago Hotel’s “Dollar for Dreams” program, the partnership kicked off with an intimate fund raiser with Chicago’s most notable sports media personalities, members of the Blackhawk team, team sponsors and VIP guests.