For the past 18 years, the Samaritan Health Clinic House Raffle has provided vital support for the Samaritan Health Clinic and the individuals it serves. In fact, it has helped to raise more than $1.5 million to provide patients in financial need with important basic health services, medications and urgent dental needs. In 2014, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation is introducing a new fund-raiser, called the Samaritan Health Clinic $150,000 Cash Raffle. This new raffle will replace the house raffle. “We have appreciated the community’s generous support of the Samaritan Health Clinic House Raffle,” says Rita Meidam, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation executive director. “However, after 18 years, we felt it was time to put a new twist on our annual Samaritan Health Clinic fund-raiser through this cash raffle.” As part of the cash raffle, ticket purchasers can win up to $150,000 in various cash prizes. First prize will be $100,000, with the second prize at $15,000. Remaining prizes are as such: third prize, $10,000; fourth prize, $5,000; fifth prize, $4,000; sixth prize, $3,000; seventh prize, $2,000; eighth to 11th prize, $1,000; and 12th to 25th prize, $500. Tickets are $50 each or four for $150, and are currently available at the Foundation office at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation can accept credit card ticket sales by calling (920) 926-4959. All other purchases will occur face-to-face, without sales by mail. The drawing is scheduled on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation will officially kick off its 2014 Samaritan Health Clinic $150,000 Cash Raffle on Friday, March 7 during its “100 Ticket Challenge” event at South Hills Golf & Country Club, 1175 Fond du Lac Avenue, Fond du Lac. This complimentary event will begin at 7 p.m. with the wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by musical entertainment by JP and the Cats at 8 p.m. Guests will be asked to help sell 100 cash raffle tickets to support the Samaritan Health Clinic. To learn more or to register for the 100 Ticket Challenge, call the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation at (920) 926-4959.