Today would have been Jeremy Snook’s 23rd Birthday.
Born on St. Patricks Day his parents called him their “green baby.”
Jeremy always had a bright smile on his face, made everyone laugh and left his loved ones with a mantra behind, “No Regrets, No Excuses.”
He passed away at the young age of 19 after battling brain cancer.
In memory of Snook, who was born and raised in Fort McMurray, The Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation launched the third annual Jeremy Snook Memorial Raffle in partnership with Jeremy’s parents, Brian and Gail Snook.
In a press release, Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director of the Health Foundation wrote,
“Jeremy will always be remembered as an enthusiastic, loving young man. He had many friends and a passion for the outdoors. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in late 2012, Jeremy spent his last days surrounded by family and friends, receiving palliative care treatment in the Medicine Unit of the Health Centre.”
In efforts to further their impact on health care in our community, following Jeremy’s passing The Snooks have been actively raising money to improve the palliative care suites in the Health Centre.
Through raffles and donations, The Snooks along with other family and friends continue to honour Jeremy’s life.
The first Jeremy Snook Memorial Raffle raised $97,000.
The second raised $107,000.
So far, “Team Snook” has contributed over $500,000 to the Palliative Care Suites project.
“Brian and Gail’s passion for making a difference in our community in memory of their son is truly remarkable and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with them again. 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 for their loved ones during the most difficult time in their lives,” said Amerongen.
All the proceeds from the raffle will support the Health Foundation in funding renovations and expansions to the Palliative Care services at the Hospital as part of the Gratitude Campaign.
All three palliative care suites will have adjoining family rooms accompanied with kitchenettes and showers.
“We’re hoping that this year’s raffle will be just as beneficial as the last two. Just knowing that the proceeds and funds are going towards palliative care makes us happy,” said Gail Snook.
This year’s raffle sees the largest prize package ever offered.
The Grand Prize has a retail value of $138,500 and includes the following:
- 2017 Dodge Ram 15-hundred Rebel Crew Cab 4×4
- 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
- 2017 Harvey-Davidson Softail Slim S
- 2017 7’x16’ Custom Built Aluminum Enclosed Trailer
A second place draw will be for $10,000 cash and on June 1, 2017 there will be an early bird draw of $5000.
Only 500 tickets are available.
You can get raffle tickets now online, or in person at the Health Foundation office in the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre until Friday, August 25, 2017 or until they sell out.