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Sault couple plans to keep giving back after winning $12K

Nancy and Andy Brunetta pocketed $12,090 in the May 50/50 draw for ARCH
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Nancy and Andy Brunetta.

A Sault couple was pleasantly surprised to find out they won $12,090 in the ARCH May 50/50.

“I look at it as a donation. We never expect to win!” said Nancy Brunetta, who was biking by an emotionally significant spot along the lake with her husband Andy when they received the call that they'd won.

The couple has been purchasing ARCH 50/50 tickets since the beginning. In 2019, Nancy’s parents both passed away at ARCH, close to a month apart.

"ARCH was remarkable to my parents and to us," Nancy says in a news release. "It's heartwarming to know the people here get the best possible care.”

Andy added that he was so moved by ARCH’s impact on his nephew and family that he got a tattoo of a dragonfly.

Nancy and Andy plan to continue donating to three local charities that are dear to their hearts. The winning couple also loves to travel and plans to use some of the funds for their future adventures.

For more information, see the press release below.

ARCH is thrilled to announce that Nancy Brunetta has won $12,090 from the May 50/50 Grand Prize Draw with ticket #K-7205855. Nancy and Andy were biking by an emotionally significant spot along the lake when they received the call from ARCH, making the moment even more special for them. Expressing her gratitude, Nancy said, “I look at it as a donation. We never expect to win!”

The couple has been purchasing ARCH 50/50 tickets since the beginning. In 2019, Nancy’s parents both passed away at ARCH, close to a month apart. Reflecting on this, Nancy shared, "ARCH was remarkable to my parents and to us. It's heartwarming to know the people here get the best possible care.” Andy added that he was so moved by ARCH’s impact on his nephew and family that he got a tattoo of a dragonfly! It’s truly inspiring that ARCH’s meaningful dragonfly symbol continues to live on as a touching reminder for families, even years after their Hospice journeys.

Nancy and Andy plan to continue donating to three local charities that are dear to their hearts. The winning couple also loves to travel and plans to use some of the funds for their future adventures. Congratulations, Nancy! We’re so grateful for supporters like you.

We’d love to hear from our community: What would you do if you won?

“There are many ways to support ARCH, whether it’s a donation, participating in the 50/50 draw, or attending one of our many events. I am constantly amazed and blown away by our kind, charitable donors and community partners. Your generosity allows us to provide compassionate end-of-life care and support to the people of Algoma and their families. We are so grateful for all of you, we couldn’t do it without you,” shared Jude Edwards, Clinical Care Manager at ARCH.

Tickets for the June 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. 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 June’s Grand Prize Draw is June 28th at 9:30 am - this month’s winner could be YOU!

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