On November 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. Jacqui Hibbert of St. Marys won $5,902 in the St. Marys Healthcare Foundation’s online 50/50 raffle. Her lucky number, B-7544138 was drawn electronically by Foundation Board Chair, Pat Craigmile, with a Random Number Generator. She received a call on Wednesday around noon to find out that she was the lucky winner! Hibbert, a long-time St. Marys resident, is looking forward to using her winnings to visit family in Ireland, once it is safe to travel again.
“With several canceled events, fundraising in 2020 has been challenging for the Foundation, but online 50/50 draws are proving to be an excellent solution. Beyond the fundraising component, getting to call the winner and share some joyful news during an otherwise difficult year was such a wonderful experience” stated Foundation Board member, Amy Cubberley. The October prize was guaranteed at $1000 thanks to the generous sponsorship of the RE/MAX a-b Realty Dundas Team.
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, and patient lifts. Many mechanical and infrastructure upgrades are being done to the rooms at the same time.
Tickets for the November draw are now on sale at stmarys5050.com. Tickets can be purchased by anyone in Ontario who is over the age of 18. Visit the website or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StMarysHealthcareFoundation/ to watch the jackpot grow!
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