Plethora of prizes
Palliative home draw
An elaborate raffle contest will handsomely reward a handful of participants while helping the region's first palliative care home raisemuchneeded funds.
Last week, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Health Care Foundation launched its second annual draw. The launch took place at the IGA Extra Supermarket in L'Île-Perrot.
From now until May 6, 2011, when the draw will take place, people can buy their chance to win one of five prizes including: $5,000 cash from Toyota Île Perrot, $5,000 in grocery certificates from six IGA stores in the region, $2,500 in shopping certificates from Jean Coutu stores in Dorion and Vaudreuil, $3,000 spa from Club Piscine and a trip for two to Cuba, including one week accommodations at a four star hotel.
Health Care Foundation executive director Richard Mainville said the group hopes to raise $50,000 with the draw. "This money will help us with our annual operating costs," he noted.
Since the palliative care home has opened its doors in September, it has accepted 23 people for respite of endof-life care.
Seventeen people have gone to the home to spend their final days in dignity, and surrounded by family and friends.
Tickets for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Health Care Foundation Draw can be purchased at most beauty salons in the region, while local organizations and groups will also be selling tickets in various towns. Tickets can also be purchased at the Palliative Care Home, located at 90, rue Como-Gardens, in Hudson.
Meanwhile, people can still donate to the home via "Québec's largest piggy bank" (a car parked inside theWalmart in Vaudreuil-Dorion). The oversized piggy bank was parked inside the store last month. That effort will run until the end of January.