RMH Auxiliary makes $10,000 donation toward CT scanner

We’re grateful to see interest in the 50/50 Raffle continue to grow

By Lindsay Advocate

L to R: Jan Morrison, Nelia Steward, Anne Botond, Erin Coons, Karen Simser, Linda Wakelin.

New initiatives of the Ross Memorial Hospital’s volunteer auxiliary include the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle which launched with a pilot series in the fall of 2020. Now in its fourth series, the raffle has continued to grow with energetic participation from the public — and that’s allowed the auxiliary to in turn help the hospital. 

Auxiliary president Anne Botond and members of the 50/50 Committee, Karen Simser, Linda Wakelin, Nelia Steward and Jan Morrison, presented the hospital foundation CEO Erin Coons with a cheque for $10,000 to support the purchase of the community’s new CT scanner.

“When you’re a part of the Ross Family the way our volunteers are, it’s hard to stay home even when we know it’s the best way to help right now,” said Botond. “We miss seeing the staff, physicians, patients and visitors, and we can’t wait to get back to our regular volunteer services. We’re so pleased to be able to make this donation, during such a challenging year, and show the community that even though you can’t see us, our hearts are still at the Ross.”    

“We’re grateful to see interest in the 50/50 Raffle continue to grow,” said Karen Simser, 50/50 committee chair. “It shows us that whether we’re at the Ross or operating online, people love their local hospital and want to support it.”

“For more than a century, the auxiliary has adapted its volunteer services to meet the needs of the hospital and community. This year, they’ve done it again. Though they’re working from home, they’re working together as one strong support system to make our hospital better. We can’t thank them enough for their efforts,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO.

For more information about volunteering with the RMH Auxiliary or to buy tickets for the Ross Family & Friends 50/50 Raffle, please visit rmh.org/volunteers.

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