ECH auxiliary raffle

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary is selling tickets for its Valentine's Day raffle.

For the second year in a row, the prize is an overnight stay at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, along with breakfast and Swedish massages for two. Tickets are $3 each or $5 for two; and are available from any auxiliary member or the hospital's community relations office.

The drawing will be held on Feb. 16.

"The Mirror Lake Inn is one of the area's most beautiful properties - Lake Placid provides a really nice mini-getaway," said auxiliary president Laura Sells-Doyle. "We are so pleased that Ed and Lisa Weibrecht agreed to be a part of our event once again."

Throughout the year, the auxiliary holds various fundraisers. Donations to the auxiliary help the group purchase items that hospital managers aren't able to include in departmental budgets. In 2010, the group raised more than $11,000, which purchased storage carts, furniture for the chemotherapy clinic, a flat-screen television for the new cardiac rehab program, and an audiometer for the hospital's pediatrician so he can include hearing tests during pediatric exams.

In addition to equipment, the group awards an annual $500 scholarship, purchases holiday gifts for patients and stocks the emergency room with necessities for those who find themselves at the hospital unexpectedly and empty-handed.

Contact the hospital's community relations office at 873-3003 for information.

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