CHI Health St Francis hosts Ticket to Win event

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - CHI Health Saint Francis wrapped up a more than a month long fundraiser Wednesday night with their third annual Ticket to Win event. Ticket holders were in the running to win everything from signed footballs to concert tickets and even a cash award of $15,000.

CHI Health Saint Francis hosts 3rd annual Ticket to Win fundraiser. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

The hospital foundation hasn't released final numbers yet, but they are calling this year's fundraiser a successful one.

Each year the funds are split between one hospital project and local first responders. This year's project is the Renewed Hope boutique, which is currently under construction.

The shop will be dedicated to cancer patients and have merchandise like wigs and post mastectomy clothing. The rest of the money will be put into grants for equipment and training for EMTs.

"It's a great way to reach out to the community, to help the first responders when they bring the patients here then they're educated and have the tools they need to be successful to get the patients here when they're out in the fields and out in the rural areas," Foundation Director Melissa Griffith said.

The goal for this year was to reach $90,000 in ticket sales.