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Agnesian HealthCare’s Grief Relief program schedules backyard raffle
February 07, 2013

Agnesian HealthCare’s Grief Relief program has kicked off its fifth annual Grief Relief: Rebuilding Families “One Backyard at a Time” raffle.

Grief Relief offers free facilitated peer support groups for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

Sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, the silent auction and raffle drawing is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at Whispering Springs Golf Club, 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature the “Shady Grove Band,” and will include refreshments, cash bar and door prizes. There is free admission with the purchase of a raffle ticket. The raffle drawing will be at 8:30 p.m.

This year’s prizes include: grand prize, custom landscape construction (softscape) package (donated by Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center; valued at $5,000); second prize, steel handi hauler Chilton trailer 4’ x 8’ (donated by Chilton Trailer; valued at $875); third prize, Kenmore 4-burner grill with side burner and quarter angus beef (donated by the Rehrauer Family and Jim Schoenborn; valued at $750); fourth prize, adult specialized cross trail bike and specialized align helmet (donated by Attitude Sports; valued at $550); fifth prize, Amish solid oak rocker (donated by Murray Furniture; valued at $470); and sixth prize, $100 grocery certificate (donated by Pick ‘n Save, Fond du Lac).

Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Grief Relief: Rebuilding Families “One Backyard a Time” raffle tickets can be purchased at the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, Agnesian HealthCare Information Desks, Becky’s Cottage Floral, Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center, Ripon Medical Center Front Desk, Waupun Memorial Hospital Registration Desk and Wegner’s Office Supply.

“Grief Relief’s mission is to provide a safe place where children, teens and their families can grieve openly, while they share their experience as they move though the grief process in a supportive environment of their peers,” says Sister Joyann Repp, MSN, RN, Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope bereavement coordinator.

In addition, individuals can purchase a half-pound box of Guth’s End of the Trail candy for only $10 and enter into a drawing for a chance to win a beautiful 14-karat gold pendant set with .50 cts. of diamonds on a white gold chain. Candy is available for purchase at the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, and the Agnesian HealthCare Grief Relief office, 912 S. Hickory Street, Fond du Lac. The lucky ticket will be drawn on April 13 during the “One Backyard at a Time” fund-raiser.

For more information on the Grief Relief: Rebuilding Families “One Backyard at a Time” raffle, contact the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation at (920) 926-4959; Repp at (920) 924-4660; or Dawn Rehrauer at (920) 907-3925. For additional information on the Grief Relief program, contact Repp at (920) 924-4660.

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