On October 2, 2020 at 9 p.m. Stewart Cardiff of St. Marys won $11, 890 in the St. Marys Healthcare Foundation online 50/50 raffle. His lucky number, A-4555588 was drawn electronically with a Random Number Generator. He received a call on Friday evening to find out that he was the lucky winner!
Cardiff, a long-time St. Marys resident and business owner, purchased the winning ticket during the Foundation’s 27th Annual Charity Golf tournament on September 10th. In an incredible act of generosity, he has opted to donate his winnings back to the Foundation.“Its my pleasure to leave the 50/50 draw winnings within St Marys Health Care Foundation. I appreciate the hard working volunteers that year after year make these events possible and especially during these challenging times. In addition, this is a small token compared to the efforts of the front line health care workers that take care of the members of our community. Their commitment to our society is invaluable. We need you and greatly appreciate all that you do. Thank You All”.
“Fundraising in 2020 has been challenging for the Foundation, but online 50/50 draws are proving to be an excellent solution” stated Executive Director, Krista Linklater. “We were thrilled to break the $10,000 on our first monthly draw! The fact that the winner has donated his prize, essentially raising nearly $24,000 for the Foundation in one month is incredible! I was left speechless when Stew offered to donate his prize!”
Funds raised through the Foundation’s 50/50 will be directed towards the Patient Room Renewal Project at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital.
Major components of the project include a negative pressure room to reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, new modern and efficient headwalls at the top of patient beds, hand hygiene sinks in every room, smart tablets for patient entertainment, patient lifts to name some. Many mechanical and infrastructure upgrades are being done to the rooms at the same time.
Tickets for the October draw are now on sale at www.stmarys5050.com. The prize is guaranteed at $1000 thanks to the generous sponsorship of the RE/MAX a-b Realty Dundas Team. Tickets can be purchased by anyone 18+ within the province of Ontario. Visit the website or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StMarysHealthcareFoundation/ to watch the jackpot grow!
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