Hospital foundation sweetens the potTuesday, April 15, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT AREA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Five Car Draw is the largest fundraising draw for the Sault Area Hospital Foundation.
This year being the 25th Anniversary, it is time to give back to those that have given to us for 24 years.
Proceeds will be allocated to a histology tissue processor for the lab.
Back in 1989, Joe Orazietti, Honorary Chair of the Five Car Draw, presented the idea of the draw to the General Hospital Foundation and it has been going strong ever since.
As a thank you to our supporters we are including an additional 25 - $1,000 cash prizes to be drawn prior to the five vehicle draws and the ticket price remains the same at $25.00.
In the past 24 years, 123 cars were won (3 of those years six vehicles were given away) and over $3 million has been raised for equipment to benefit our patients.
This year the SAH Foundation’s Annual Campaign is focusing on raising over $1.2 million to support the acquisition of the latest technology and help to ensure that the people of Sault Ste. Marie and area will always have access to proven advancements in healthcare.
Some of the equipment required by the hospital includes: fetal monitors to check the well-being of babies in labour, ear/nose/throat scopes for the surgical care area, electronic calipers for the cardiac cath lab and intra-aortic balloon pumps for the Intensive Care Unit.
The Sault Area Hospital Foundation is the primary source of funding for capital equipment for the hospital and relies on the generosity of the citizens and businesses of Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area for financial support.
During the past year, the Foundation provided more than $1.1 million for the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, information technology and education.
“Not only have people been hoping to win a brand new vehicle but they know they are helping the hospital and the patients that are served each day with state-of-the-art equipment” says Orazietti, Honorary Chair.
We are pleased to recognize the partners that have stepped forward and partnered with us so these extra prizes do not come out of the profits of the draw.
C I Investments and Don and Donna Ford of SunLife Financial (sponsor of 4 prizes)
Prouse Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Ltd. – Mr. Robert Prouse
Fountain Tire – Mr. Chris Klemm
Northside Toyota – Mr. Frank Palumbo
Maitland Ford Lincoln Ltd. – Mr. Brent Lewis
Deresti Motors – Mr. Matt Pavoni
Cliffe Printing Inc. – Mr. Andy Inch
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Foundation over the years by purchasing and selling tickets.
Draw date is Saturday, June 21st at the Sault Area Hospital Auditorium.
Tickets will be at your local retail store, financial institution, and with our sellers and Hospital Staff starting April 11th, 2014.
Vehicles included in this year’s draw:
First Prize – 2014 Nissan Titan SV Crew Cab 4 x 4 valued at $53,000.13 purchased from Cambrian Nissan
Second Prize – 2014 Cadillac ATS 4 dr. Sedan valued at $43,222.50 purchased from Prouse Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Ltd.
Third Prize – 2014 Honda Accord L4 Sport valued at $32,704.99 purchased from Great Lakes Honda
Fourth Prize – 2014 Toyota Rav 4 LE FWD valued at $29,678.82 purchased from Northside Toyota
Fifth Prize – 2014 KIA Soul EX valued at $25,758.68 purchased from World Cars KIA