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A $50 raffle ticket could send you on a dream vacation

Epilepsy Simcoe County and WestJet team up for round-trip flight voucher draw; Money raised will continue to help individuals and their families living with epilepsy
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NEWS RELEASE
EPILEPSY SIMCOE COUNTY
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When was the last time your flight to your most beloved vacation spot was paid for?

This year, Epilepsy Simcoe County (ESC) has become the grateful recipient of one round-trip flight voucher for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination.

The voucher was generously donated to ESC for their Purple Day fundraiser by WestJet through their Community Giving Program.

The winning voucher is valid for one roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination (booking and travel must occur between March 27, 2020 and March 26, 2021).

Raffle tickets are $50 each, and only 400 tickets will be sold.

Epilepsy Simcoe County’s Executive Director Shawna Bailey says that people can buy as many raffle tickets as they wish, and that the money raised will continue to help individuals - and their families - living with epilepsy get the support that they need through educational programs, information sessions, and support groups.

“This is going to be a major fundraiser for us for Purple Day this year, and there’s no way that it would have been possible without the generosity of WestJet’s Program.” 

She goes on to say that the sky is literally the limit when it comes to where WestJet travels to, as the lucky winner will have their choice of flying with a guest in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, or the United States.

“Imagine winning and flying off to Italy and eating real Italian cuisine, simply because you paid $50 in a raffle!”

The raffle will close on the morning of Thursday, March 26 - or once raffle tickets run out - and the winner will be announced on March 26, 2020 (which is Purple Day for epilepsy awareness).

Fees, taxes and surcharges are the responsibility of guests traveling and must be paid for at the time of booking with a valid credit card, and booking and travel must occur between March 27, 2020 and March 26, 2021.

Raffle tickets, and more information - and the link to where WestJet flies - can be found here, and readers are encouraged to follow Epilepsy Simcoe County on their Facebook page for some weekly “inspiration” on where to travel if they win.

Epilepsy Simcoe County (ESC) was established in 1978 as a volunteer organization to assist the people of Simcoe County with education, support, awareness and advocacy. They are located in downtown Barrie and serve their member base in the Greater Simcoe County area.

ESC provides people living with epilepsy education, understanding and support to get help they may need in a caring and understanding environment.

Epilepsy is a common disorder with over 300,000 Canadians affected and over 50 million people world wide. It is estimated one in 100 people in Simcoe County live with this disease.

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