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Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation today announced they are partnering to present the Car or Ca$h for Health Care raffle.  Eager ticket buyers will have the chance to win either a 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible or $30,000 in ca$h.  Ten thousand tickets will be sold between April 3 and Oct. 5, 2018 with the two foundations sharing equally in the net proceeds.  Ticket cost $20 or three for $50 and are available at Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC in Carleton Place, at both hospitals, or an order form can be downloaded here:  Ticket order form.

The spectacular car prize was donated by Keith Bean, owner of Bean Chevrolet, who has been supporting both hospitals since taking over the dealership in 2015.

“We are excited to support this joint fundraiser between the Carleton Place and Almonte hospitals, I know both medical teams already work together to support our community and we are very proud to partner with them both,” said Keith Bean, owner of Bean Chevrolet.   “When a business donates to a charity, it’s really nice to know where the money is going.  The cool part about this donation is the Foundations will use the Firebird to multiply the value of what we can afford to give.  Really hoping for a sellout and that we can be part of this type of raffle for years and years!”

If all tickets sell, each foundation will receive approximately $85 to $90,000 which will be used to benefit patient care at each hospital through the purchase of replacement or new equipment.

According to Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO of both hospitals, “Community funding for both hospitals through the two different foundations has a huge impact on patient care.  We count 100% on funds received through fundraising activities like this joint raffle to purchase replacement and new medical equipment.  At Almonte General our current focus is on diagnostic imaging equipment.  At Carleton Place & District Memorial we are funding a cardiac monitor with a telemetry system.  Support of this raffle will help ensure that patients benefit from these new pieces of state-of-the-art medical equipment.”

Tickets will also be sold throughout the region at community events, antique car shows and other hospital fundraisers.  An early-bird draw is planned for Friday, July 3.  One hundred lucky winners will win an additional raffle ticket. One of the 100 will then be drawn to win $1,000 cash.

The final draw will be held at the Almonte General Hospital on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.  The winners’ names for the early-bird draw and the final draw will be posted at  Tickets buyers must be 18 years or older.