Look Who Won over $24,000!


ARCH Hospice is pleased to announce that Francine Ubriaco-Gassi has won $24,058 from the October 50/50 Grand Prize Draw with ticket number #D-2897104!

ARCH is very close to Francine’s heart as she has had family at Hospice in the past.

She shared that she feels “so many people are blessed to pass at ARCH with love.”

The winner understands the importance of having a palliative care facility in our
community; “I buy every month. I know where the money is going – it’s our family, it’s Sault Ste. Marie’s family,” Francine expressed. The symbolism of the dragonfly is very special to Francine. The transformation of the water bug to a dragonfly inspires her to assist the residents in their transformation.

Francine has always been a supporter as she encourages her loved ones to support as well by purchasing ARCH dragonfly broaches and donating to Hospice.

Francine buys ARCH 50/50 tickets every month as she truly believes in Hospice, although she never expects to win. She is tremendously grateful to have won so she can continue to support her large family including 7 children and 5 grandchildren, with another grandbaby due in December! Francine shared that the prize will help to make Christmas feel like Christmas this year. “Donating to ARCH is about lives changing lives, and this is life-changing for me,” Francine says. The support from Francine
and our community changes the lives of our residents and we are so grateful to be able to give back.

Congratulations, Francine! It warms our hearts to hear stories like yours.

“It is such an honour to be witness to the impact that the ARCH 50/50 fundraiser has on our community not just on draw day, but every day. I feel particularly privileged in my role at ARCH, as I am able to share the benefits with each family I speak with. Being able to tell residents that their care products are being provided thanks to the generosity and support from our community has been so impactful. I am so proud to work in this community, and so grateful for every share, like, and purchase. It is all making a difference,” shared Victoria Frayling, Referral and Intake Coordinator with ARCH.

The Early Bird Draws take place on the second Wednesday of each month! Purchasing your tickets in dvance will give you a chance at both the $1,000 Early Bird Prize and the end-of-month Grand Prize.

Tickets for the November ARCH 50/50 are on sale now at www.ARCH5050.ca! The winner’s jackpot has a guaranteed minimum of $9,999 and early bird ticket-holders will have a chance at winning an additional $1,000 (if purchased prior to the second Wednesday of each month). Proceeds raised from the 50/50 go directly towards the care and support of hundreds of residents, community clients, and their families served by ARCH each year. The deadline to purchase tickets for November’s Grand Prize Draw is November 30th at 9:30 am – this month’s winner could be YOU!