The Dryden Regional Health Centre says in just over one year, the community has helped raise over $1 million towards new healthcare equipment in Dryden, through the Dryden Regional Health Services Foundation’s 50/50 draws.

“We could not have imagined a better response for such an important cause,” says Foundation Co-Chair Brad Coles.

Former City of Dryden employee and now Kenora resident Lynn Carlson took home the DRHC’s largest prize ever on New Year’s Eve, cashing in $123,635, bringing the DRHC past $1 million in funds raised.

“This is a real game-changer. We appreciate the support for our lottery from our amazing community members and from those farther away, who continue to purchase tickets and support health care in Dryden,” added Foundation Co-Chair Bonny Skene.

DRHC President and CEO, Doreen Armstrong-Ross, reminds the community that purchasing tickets is a win-win opportunity.

“The funds raised through this ongoing venture will go 100 per cent towards the purchase of vital equipment including a digital x-ray machine, new anesthesia machines and so much more. This is an exciting and important achievement; I sincerely want to thank each and every person that supports our lottery.”

Ticket’s for next month’s draw are available HERE.