‘Early Birds’ celebrate their Mega Raffle prizes; final deadline April 7

Tickets are nearing sell-out levels in the 2016 TMC Mega Raffle, offering a couple of thousand big prizes – including a couple of special packages awarded this week in the Early Bird drawing:Mega small logo

  • Early Bird Prize #1: 2016 Lexus NX, Scotland Experience and $16,000 cash
  • Early Bird Prize #2: 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Italy Adventure and $16,000 cash

Tickets are $100 each, and net proceeds will benefit Tucson Medical Center. If tickets don’t sell out early, the purchase deadline is April 7 for the April 13 Final Drawing.

The Early Bird Prize winners have already begun sharing their plans on tmcmegaraffle.org for their winnings:

Susan Osha said she’s entered the raffle every year and one year she won a suitcase. Susan lived much of her life in Tucson, and is now a resident of Tumacacori near Nogales. “I’ve had care at TMC and it’s an excellent hospital!”

This year she bought a ticket because she wants to help her daughter. Her daughter is starting nursing school in California in the fall and needs a new car. Learning the news that she was the Early Bird winner of the 2016 Lexus NX and Scotland vacation package she said, “I’m still shaking. I don’t know when it’s going to really hit me, but this is wonderful. Thank you Tucson Medical Center!”

Keith Likes and his wife Candace of Tucson participate in the TMC Mega Raffle every year, but this is the first time they have ever won a prize. Now the couple of 46 years are the very happy winners of a 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport and they are thrilled to be headed to Italy! Candace is a retired teacher and Keith a retired pharmacologist that also taught at the U of A.

“I didn’t buy raffle tickets expecting to win. It is a nice way for us to give back and was the least I could do to for all TMC has done for us and the great care we have received. Our children were born at TMC, and my wife and I and one of our children have been patients there. Each time TMC opened its arms to us and was so gracious and kind through it all.” Mr. and Mrs. Likes are already dreaming of their trip to Italy and hoping to spend some time in Tuscany taking cooking classes while they are there.

 See all the details at the Mega Raffle web page: tmcmegaraffle.org

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