Lottery has more chances to win
|By Lisa Gervais - Editor | Dec. 6, 2018|
The seventh annual Cash for Care Lottery kicked off last Thursday in Minden.
Following the Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) monthly board meeting, the Foundation took centre stage in the Fireside Lounge for the official unveiling.
Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) chairman Peter Oyler welcomed HHHS directors, foundation representatives and auxiliary personnel to the announcement.
“We have been doing this now for seven years. And being number seven, we are going to turn the tables a little bit and hopefully announce some special incentives with respect to this year’s lottery,” Oyler teased.
First, the cash prize this year will be $25,000. There will also be four early bird draws, up from three last year. And, $100 will now get you seven tickets rather than six. Oyler added they’re still only printing 4,500 tickets so “your odds of winning are better than they ever have been before.”
The money is going to the Heart of the Matter campaign, for cardiac telemetry equipment. A telemetry unit is a unit in a hospital where patients are under continuous electronic monitoring. Telemetry, the practice of sending electronic signals from one place to another, is a tremendously useful tool in hospitals, as it allows hospital personnel to monitor heart rate, heart rhythm, breathing, and other things both by the patient’s bed and at a remote location like a nursing station.
HHHSF executive director Lisa Tompkins said they’d already had 98 ticket orders and sold nearly 400 tickets. Oyler said that means they’re 10 per cent of the way and only just announced the lottery on Nov. 29.
“That’s a good sign that we’re off on a right foot to hopefully raise between $35,000-$40,000,” he said.
Tickets are available from foundation offices in Haliburton and Minden, at Canadian Tire, Dollo’s Foodland and the TD Bank in Minden and BMO, Foodland and Todd’s Independent in Haliburton or by calling the ticket hotline 705-457-1580.
LISA GERVAIS is the editor for The Highlander.