Northern Cancer Fund Big Winner in Festa Italiana Raffle


Winner Rob Menei (centre) collecting his prize.

August 15, 2018


Benny Melchiorre and Tony Tarsitano getting ready to pull the winning ticket.

Last weekend, the Italian Society of Port Arthur hosted the incredibly popular Festa Italiana over two days. During the event, their raffle sold more than 5,000 tickets, in addition to a week of pre-sales at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. This year, an amazing $13,378 was raised for the Northern Cancer Fund through raffle ticket sales.

Congratulations to grand prize winner Rob Menei (ticket #1646) who won a trip for 2 to Rome, Italy or a $3,000 travel voucher courtesy of Sell Off Vacations. Runner up Leanne Johnson (ticket #1036) will be going home with a brand new 55” TV courtesy of Tom Mihaljevic, Freedom 55 Financial.

The Health Sciences Foundation would like to extend thanks to the sponsors and dedicated volunteers for helping to make this raffle so successful. We would also like to recognize the Italian Society of Port Arthur for their incredible support through this raffle, which has raised more than $50,000 to date for the Northern Cancer Fund.

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