The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center to host virtual raffle

Shelly Haberman

The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is hosting a raffle with virtual drawing on Wednesday, November 4 at noon. The drawing will be shown live on Agnesian HealthCare’s Facebook page.

Proceeds benefit respiratory equipment at Ripon Medical Center. Funds will be used to purchase BiPap (bilevel positive airway pressure) machines to help patients with medical concerns making it hard to breathe, like COVID-19.

A BiPap machine is a very useful device that helps with breathing. For individuals having trouble breathing, a BiPap machine can help push air into the lungs. Patients wear a mask or nasal plugs that are connected to the machine. The BiPap supplies pressurized air into the airways. This equipment can be vital to keep patients from having an airway placed and placed on a ventilator.

“As Ripon Medical Center has been working to ensure that it we remain in the best position to manage individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as other health concerns,” according to DeAnn Thurmer, president of Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital. “Having this technology readily available will allow us to quickly and effectively help individuals in need. We appreciate the community’s continued support of the hospital and assistance to have quality services locally for the convenience of area individuals and families.”

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. Prizes include:

  • Grand prize: 14-karat gold diamond pendant ($1,240 value), donated by Diedrich Jewelers
  • Second prize: $500 Dear Prudence Gift Card, donated by Dear Prudence
  • Third prize: Dine Around Town, $150 Ripon restaurants gift certificates
  • Fourth prize: Contemporary abstract art canvas - 30” x 60”
  • Fifth prize: $100 cash

Sponsors include: C.D. Smith Construction, Century 21 Properties Unlimited, Dear Prudence, Diedrich Jewelers, Hillside Dental Associates, Oberreich Foundation, Shea Electric & Communications, LLC, Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center, Inc. and Webster’s Marketplace.

To purchase tickets, call (920) 926-4971 or visit for a list of selling locations and other information.                      

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