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Rural healthcare clinics to benefit from Raffle that Rewards fundraiser


F.Ganje - July 10, 2019

STURGIS, SD – Having access to health care in rural areas is always a challenge.  Meeting that formidable task for the past 41 years is Horizon Healthcare, a network of clinics across South Dakota serving 22 rural communities and areas surrounding them. According to Brianna Feldhaus with the Horizon Health Foundation, the clinics are lifelines to people in rural areas.

“Our clinics are vital to the communities we serve,” she says. “Without Horizon Healthcare and the support of the Horizon Health Foundation, individuals within our service areas would have to travel hundreds of miles to receive basic medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare.”

Funding is also always a challenge. To offset that, the Horizon Health Foundation announces its “Raffle That Rewards,” fundraiser going on now. Participants can register to win a trip to Charleston, SC; Churchill Downs, KY or Backcountry British Columbia. When you do, you’ll be helping Horizon Health Care to continue its mission to provide funding for accessible and affordable health care now and into the future.

“Horizon Healthcare is a not-for-profit health center,” explains Feldhaus.  “Thirty percent of our budget is federal funding that has been uncertain over the past two years.  The remainder of funding we need to raise.”

Horizon Health Care has 32 clinics across the state of South Dakota. They primarily serve rural populations where patients have limited access to quality care. The community health center provides high-quality, affordable medical, dental and mental health care coverage.

“We are across 28,000 square miles,” shares Feldhaus. “We see over 110,000 patient visits annually.  And we serve patients who are insured, under-insured, or not insured.”

Raffle tickets cost $50 for one, and $25 for each additional ticket. Only 250 total tickets will be sold. For tickets call 605-772-5907 or go to Horizon Health Foundation on line.  The winner will be announced through the Horizon Health Foundation Facebook page,  in real time,  on Wednesday, July 24 at 1pm Central Time.

For those who don’t want to take a chance on having purchased a winning ticket, another option available to supporters is a ‘buy it now’ feature. “We are offering a buy-it-now option for those who would like to purchase any of these trips outright.  That purchase will be tax deductible,” she explains.

All money raised through the ‘Raffle That Rewards,” fundraiser will be used for the greatest needs at Horizon Healthcare clinics. “If a clinic needs  has unexpected medical equipment or supply needs, or if a patient can’t afford medical treatment; all funds – every dollar raised – will go to help the greatest needs of our patients,” says Feldhaus.

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