Did you miss out on the win in The Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 draw? You’re getting a second chance. And even a third.
The popular event is being brought back in a monthly format, with a guaranteed minimum prize of $500 each month, sponsored by West End Motors and Gillons’ Insurance.
But Alison Cox of the Riverside Foundation is confident each prize will be far bigger than that. The Labour Day draw saw a grand prize of more than $23,000 in just eight weeks, she noted. The inaugural monthly prize is already almost $2,500 after just two days of sales. The monthly format has been used successfully by Kenora, bringing in thousands each month for Lake of the Woods Hospital. The draws have gone a long way to helping recoup the loss of fundraising dollars due to COVID-19, and Cox is hoping residents of the Rainy River District will get behind the Riverside Foundation, to do the same locally.
Monthly tickets will be available for purchase on the first of each month with the draw taking place at 11:00 a.m. on the last business day of the month. Tickets are now on sale for the November draw which will take place on November 30 at 11:00 a.m. November ticket sales close on November 29 at 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are 3 for $5, 10 for $10 or a steal of 60 for only $20 and can be purchased online at www.riversidefoundation.ca/5050. If you prefer to purchase your tickets offline please call the Foundation Office at 274-4803 to make arrangements. There will be off site ticket sales taking place each month around the District. The Foundation will announce off site ticket sales as they are scheduled.
All funds raised will go towards supporting the purchase of much needed medical equipment for Riverside Health Care Facilities. Keep an eye out on the Foundation website and Facebook page to learn about some of the equipment supported through the raffle.
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“Good luck and thank you for supporting health care close to home,” said Cox.