RMH Auxiliary invites cottage community to play 50/50 summer series

By Lindsay Advocate

You might win up to $2,500 by participating in the hospital fundraiser.

The Ross Memorial Hospital’s volunteers are pleased to welcome the cottage community back to Kawartha Lakes — and they extend an offer of good fun with a good cause with its Ross Family & Friends 50/50 fundraising raffle.

Close to $70,000 has already been won by lucky participants, with the other half of the proceeds supporting equipment and capital needs at the Ross.  

“We know that the friends and family of the Ross Memorial Hospital live both in the City of Kawartha Lakes and outside cottage country. So many people call the Kawarthas their seasonal home. The Ross is your hospital, too,” said Karen Simser, 50/50 Raffle Committee Chair. “You can help make sure the Ross Team has the equipment it needs to provide the best care to you and the people you care about this summer by buying some tickets while you’re here. Give it a try and give back at the same time!”

In the 50/50 summer series, there will be more than $15,800 in prizes to be won with a new block of tickets. Tickets will be available for purchase online from June 27 to July 28 on the Auxiliary’s website:  auxiliary.rmh.org/family-friends-50-50-raffle.

Adults over 18 are eligible to participate from anywhere in Ontario and may purchase up to ten tickets for the series at a cost of $5.00 each. There are 1000 tickets available for purchase. The potential prize for these draws is $2,500 per draw, if all 1000 tickets are sold. 

Draws will take place every two weeks for a total of 6 draws for this series. The first draw takes place August 3. 

“I find it so inspiring to see how many people want to help the hospital—both through the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 and by volunteering with the Auxiliary,” said Anne Botond, RMH Auxiliary President. “There are so many ways to play a part in patient care and make sure our hospital is the best it can be.”

“We’re so appreciative of the Auxiliary’s fundraising support through the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 and we’re grateful for all who play,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “With every ticket you buy, you’re supporting patient care in cottage country. Good luck to all, and thank you!” 

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