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RMH Auxiliary launches Third Series during National Volunteer Week

KIM COULTER, Communications Specialist, RMH

KAWARTHA LAKES: The RMH Auxiliary is grateful for the exceptional reception the community has shown for the Ross Family and Friends 50/50 raffle, the volunteers’ newest hospital fundraiser.

More than $20,000 has already been won by fortunate participants. The other half of the proceeds go to support equipment and capital needs at the Ross.

The committee responsible for the Ross Family and Friends 50/50 raffle has chosen to begin selling tickets for the third series of the raffle, during National Volunteer Week, on April 18th-24th.

“We’re excited to be giving away up to $15,000 in prizes with a new block of tickets [which] will be available for sale, beginning April 21st,” said Karen Simser, 50/50 Raffle Committee Chair. “It’s been so much fun, notifying our raffle winners with the good news and knowing we’re helping the hospital during difficult times. We hope even more people will get involved with this next 50/50 series and keep the momentum going.”

Tickets will be available for purchase online, from April 21st to May 19th, on the Auxiliary’s website, at

Ontario residents over 18 years are eligible to participate. They may purchase up to five tickets for the series, at the cost of $5 each. There are 750 tickets available for purchase. The potential prize for these draws is $1,875.00 per draw, if all 750 tickets are sold. Draws will take place every two weeks, for a total of six draws for this series. The first draw takes place on June 2nd.

“We’re happy to see how quickly the community began supporting this new RMH Auxiliary fundraiser,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “The pandemic has put so many of their projects and services on pause. The 50/50 is helping the Auxiliary to continue its mission to enhance patient care and raise funds for the Ross.”

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