Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation Begins Online 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser
The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation (SLMHCF) will be launching it’s first ever online 50/50 raffle beginning Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. To support the Foundation by purchasing tickets, go to www.slmhc.on.ca/foundationdraw. You can visit the site as of November 4 for FAQs and rules of play. Ticket prices are 3/$5, 10/$10 and 60/$20. The first draw will be held Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets can only be purchased online using Visa or MasterCard.
SLMHCF provides funds for equipment, staff training and capital building projects to the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. To provide those funds, SLMHCF depends on donations from individuals, corporations and organizations, as well as events managed by groups and/or committees in our catchment area. SLMHCF is fortunate to have two groups planning events over the past 20 and 10 years, respectively: the Bearskin Airlines Charity Golf Tournament and the Bearskin Airlines Skip to Equip Curling Classic. Last year, the two events brought in approximately $130,000.00. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, neither of these events will be held this year and the SLMHCs fund raising will be drastically reduced.
Many people don’t realize that the purchase of all equipment required for a hospital, from beds to CT scanners, is the responsibility of the hospital, not the provincial government. In the next five years, the Health Centre needs to replace all of its IV pumps (approximately 60); their CT scanner and their mammography unit. The approximate total cost of this equipment will be over $2.5 million, in addition to many other required pieces of equipment. SLMHCF will be running a full-fledged campaign for this equipment, however, funds from the 50/50 raffles will be needed, and much appreciated, to ensure the campaign’s success.
We are asking all supporters of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Foundation to continue to support us by purchasing tickets on our 50/50 raffle.