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Third Jeremy Snook raffle raises $115-thousand for the NLHF

Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm MST

PHOTO. Supplied. The third annual Jeremy Snook Memorial Raffle raised $115-thousand for the Northern Lights Health Foundation.

 

The third annual Jeremy Snook memorial raffle has raised more $115,000 for the Northern Lights Health Foundations Gratitude Campaign.

This brings the total amount of funds raised in memory of Snook to over $348,500.

Sean Robertson and Nate Outellette of Fort McMurray took home the grand prize, a 2017 Dodge Ram 15-hundred Rebel Crew Cab 4×4, 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 retail value of $138,500.

Kirby Morency was the runner up winning claiming the second prize of $10,000.

The raffle is held in partnership with Brian and Gail Snook in memory of their son Jeremy Snook who passed away from brain cancer at age 19.

In Jeremy’s final days a hospital room at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre was his home.

“Brian and Gail have made a commitment to this initiative to ensure good care continues and that there is opportunity for family and friends to be more involved when there’s passing, but really we do this for two reasons, we want to advance this project and keep the memory of Jeremy Snook alive,” said Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director of the Health Foundation.

Amergon noted that the raffle means something more to many people and is a great tribute to a courageous young man and reminds us of everyday of the fleetingness of life.

“He was an avid snowmobiler and loved being out in the mountains.  He also had a motto, no regrets, no excuses.  He lived a large life and was out there and present while he was with us,” said Amergon.  

All the proceeds from the raffle will support the Health Foundation in funding renovations and expansions to the Palliative Care services at the Hospital.

All three palliative care suites will have adjoining family rooms accompanied with kitchenettes and showers.