QEH Foundation Launches Ticket Sales for Virtual Yuletide Elimination Draw & Auction

Patsy MacLean, QEH Foundation Board Chair, left, joins Menna MacIsaac, Prize Committee Chairperson, on the Charlottetown waterfront. The Yuletide Elimination Draw & Auction will broadcast live from the QEH on November 20th.

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The QEH Foundation’s Yuletide Elimination Draw & Auction, presented by CN, will return for its second year on November 20th, 2021. This virtual event will once again replace the annual gala dinner and give ticket holders the opportunity to win fantastic prizes and bid in an exclusive silent auction, sponsored by Brighton Construction. Tickets are $250 each and can be purchased at yuletideauction.ca or by calling the QEH Foundation office at 902-894-2425. 

The top three prizes in the elimination draw are (1) a 2022 Bayliner VR4 Outboard boat and trailer from Quartermaster Marine, valued at more than $50,000, (2) a $5,000 gift card from Canadian Tire Charlottetown, and (3) one roundtrip flight for two anywhere WestJet flies. Ticket holders can look forward to additional prize draws throughout the evening.

Tickets purchased before October 20th will be entered into an early bird draw, which has been newly introduced this year. The prize package includes a two-night stay in the one-of-a-kind “Floating Cottages on the Quay” on the historic Charlottetown waterfront and a gift certificate to enjoy a special meal at Peakes Quay Restaurant.  

Patsy MacLean, QEH Foundation Board Chair, says the Island community has truly embraced this virtual event.

“We were thrilled with the success of last year’s event, which doubled ticket sales from our gala and raised a record amount to purchase medical equipment needed throughout the QEH,” said MacLean. “Funds raised through our 2021 event will help to purchase mammography equipment for the QEH breast screening service that supports so many Islanders. The response from our sponsors so far has been outstanding.”

The Digital Mammography Units currently needed at the QEH cost a total of $1.2 million. The new equipment will replace the units presently in use and deliver improved image quality and detection of abnormalities, allowing radiologists to diagnose asymptomatic patients with even greater accuracy. One of these new state-of-the-art units will be equipped with tomosynthesis, an advanced type of mammography that captures multiple cross-sectional images of the patient’s breast, in less time, and pinpoints the exact location of a breast abnormality by using computer analysis of x-rays taken from two different angles.

The QEH Foundation expresses their heartfelt thanks to Presenting Sponsor, CN, and Diamond Sponsor, Cavendish Farms, for continuing to support this important fundraising event for our Island’s main referral hospital.  

Only 500 tickets will be sold for the Yuletide Elimination Draw & Auction. CBC’s Matt Rainnie will host the 90-minute virtual event that includes entertainment, touching patient stories, and a live elimination draw. Ticket holders are encouraged to watch the online broadcast but do not need to be watching in order to win elimination draw prizes. 

For more information:
Kathleen Murphy
Director, Communications
QEH Foundation

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