RMH Auxiliary launches Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle

By Lindsay Advocate

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The Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle is the newest in a long list of Auxiliary fundraisers that support equipment and capital needs at the Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH).

“With the pandemic affecting so many of our traditional ways of fundraising for the Ross, we’re thrilled to ignite support with a raffle that involves the Ross team and our community,” said Karen Simser, chair of the RMHA 50/50 Raffle Committee.

“In this 50/50 fundraiser, half of the funds are presented to the draw winner, and the other half supports hospital needs through annual donations to the RMH Foundation,” continued Simser.

The Auxiliary ran its first raffle series as a pilot selling tickets to employees, physicians and volunteers at the Ross. The pilot was a huge success within the team and inspired the Auxiliary’s Raffle Committee to invite the general public to join the fun.

Members of the public are invited to buy tickets for the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle from February 1—22.

Ontario residents over 18 years are eligible to participate and may purchase up to four tickets for the series at a cost of $5.00 each.

The 50/50 draws occur in a series over several months. Draws will take place every two weeks for a total of 6 draws for this series. There are 750 tickets available for purchase. The potential prize for these draws is $1875 per draw, if all 750 tickets are sold.

“We couldn’t be happier to see how the Auxiliary’s raffle is brightening spirits at the hospital, and we can’t wait to include the community going forward,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “We consider so many people to be Ross family and friends. And together, we make our hospital even better.”

To learn more about the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle or to buy tickets, click here.

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