Family members of Jeremy Snook honoured with presentation by health foundation
DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly
The Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation (NLHF) recently announced the launch of the 2nd Annual Jeremy Snook Memorial Raffle on March 24.
Snook passed away at the young age of 19 in 2013, after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
According to a release, Snook’s parents are “actively raising funds to help expand and renovate palliative care services in the Health Centre.” Renovations to this section of the hospital is one of the projects initiated in the NLHF’s newly-launched Gratitude Campaign.
His parents Brian and Gail were joined by NLHF representatives and sponsors to kick-off the raffle with the grand prize at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre last Friday.
“The Health Foundation is honoured to once again be partnering with Brian and Gail on this initiative. Their passion for making a difference in our community in memory of their son is truly remarkable,” said Susanne Chaffey, Executive Director of the Health Foundation.
In a partnership with Legacy Dodge, GTS Powersports and RV, and Marathon Manufacturing, ticket purchasers will have a chance to win a 2016 Dodge Laramie Megacab Diesel 4X4 with sled deck and a 2016 Can-Am 850MAX XT Quad – the retail value is $108,600.
The grand prize package will be announced in August, along with the second place winner of $10,000 in cash. An early bird draw of $5,000 will take place on June 1.
Chaffey and Dan Fouts of the NLHF presented a dedication ceremony at the Foundation’s 27th Annual Spring Fling Gala on March 19, which showed a memorial video of Snook. After the presentation, $53,000 in 42 pledges were made by guests in his memory.
“Funds raised from this raffle are critical to providing families, like the Snooks, with a comfortable, homelike palliative care environment, providing much-needed dignity and respect during the most difficult time in their lives,” Chaffey stated.
Only 425 tickets are being sold in the 2016 raffle and are available until Friday, August 26 – or until sold out. Tickets are $500 each and available at the NLHF office located at the hospital or online on the Foundation’s website at www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca/jeremysnookmemorialraffle.htm.