And the winner is…

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the November Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Holly Witherspoon of Devlin, ON with the winning ticket number X-4600053. Witherspoon takes home $10,078, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Wednesday, November 30 at 11:00 am in the Foundation Office.

Witherspoon who was at work when she received the winning call, exclaimed ‘this is unbelievable!’ with excitement. She has been supporting the raffle most months since the very first one, and with Christmas coming her win couldn’t have come at a better time. She plans to spoil her grandson on his upcoming first birthday and book a tropical vacation for herself.

Thanks to revenue from the April-August 2022 ticket purchases, two spacelab monitors have been purchased for Riverside Health Care Facilities. Funds from the September – November 2022 raffle will be put towards an additional spacelab monitor that is set up specifically for pediatrics. Moving forward funds raised will be used to purchase a Cellavision DC-1 for the lab. This software, which identifies white blood cells, will be extremely helpful to the lab staff. Low staff numbers and new technologists that do not have the experience to identify abnormal cells means that identification can take some time. Because of the ability to send pictures to the pathologist to help identify cells, the Cellavision provides more accurate and faster identification which can lead to a faster diagnoses of blood cancers. The Cellavision comes at an estimated cost of $33,000.

Tickets for the December raffle are available now at or by calling the Foundation Office at 274-4803 to arrange for offline sales. Please note, offline sales will close this month on December 22. Tickets are 10 for $5, 20 for $10, 100 for $20 or our best deal of 250 chances for $40. A $500 early bird draw sponsored by West End Motors and Westland Insurance will take place Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00am. Ticket sales for the jackpot close Thursday, December 29 at 9:00pm with the draw taking place Friday, December 30at 11:00 am.

Tickets make great gifts and can be purchased in someone else’s name. Simply put the name and contact information of the person who the ticket is for when you reach the billing info page of the online sales. If you want to hold on to the ticket until it is time to gift it, be sure to use your own email address here so that it is sent to yourself. You can then print the ticket to gift or forward it to them. If you use their email address here, the ticket and confirmation will be emailed directly to them.

Anna Dennis, of Westland Insurance presents winner Holly Witherspoon with a prize of $10,078. The same amount will go
to Riverside Foundation for local healthcare. – Submitted photo

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is the fundraising entity for Riverside Health Care Facilities. It is our mission to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment, the support of patient/client services, and the improvement of medical facilities for all residents of the area served by Riverside Health Care. Donors can choose to designate their donation to a specific facility, department, or approved piece of capital equipment. Every dollar designated to a specific fund is used for it’s intended purpose. Riverside Foundation honours the capital approval process that is in place at Riverside Facilities and is only able to support the purchase of any medical equipment, support patient/client services, and support any improvement of medical facilities that has been granted approval by Riverside Health Care Facilities.