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Don't Miss Out on Your Chance to Win a New Car and Help St. Luke's MSTI in Fruitland

By Ken Dey, News and Community
May 13, 2014

Between now and July 31, St. Luke’s Health System is raffling off a 2014 Toyota Corolla to help raise money to improve cancer care in the Fruitland area. The Toyota valued at nearly $18,000 was donated by Steve’s Hometown Toyota in Ontario, Ore. Only 2,000 tickets at $25 each are being offered.

 There is a little less than a month left to purchase a ticket to win a new Toyota Corolla, which was  graciously donated by Steve’s Hometown Toyota in Ontario, Ore. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward expanding cancer care programs  in the Fruitland area.  Only 2,000 tickets at $25 each will be sold. The winner will be drawn July 31 at the grand opening of the new Fruitland Emergency Department.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is loaded with great features and gets great gas mileage.

St. Luke's Health System opened the new Fruitland Medical Plaza on May 1. The 80,000 square-foot facility is phase one of a two-phase, $55 million project that will transform the delivery of health care for patients in eastern Oregon and the western Treasure Valley.

Phase one of the Fruitland Medical plaza will bring the community an urgent care, a walk-in patient clinic, laboratory services, diagnostic and imaging services, and physician offices. On August 1, 2014 a full-service, 24-hour emergency department will open. The department will  be staffed by Emergency Medicine of Idaho, the same emergency physician group that currently provides care at St. Luke’s emergency departments in Boise, Meridian and Nampa.

Funds raised from the car raffle will go toward phase two of the project. Phase two would primarily allow for the relocation of the existing Fruitland clinic of St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), and other outpatient services. In addition, plans are in place to build a respite house adjacent to the Fruitland Medical Plaza that would provide overnight housing for patients undergoing treatment.

Dr. Sarah Bolender, a radiation oncologist at St. Luke's MSTI in Fruitland, buys the first of 2,000 raffle tickets for a new Toyota Corolla that will be sold to raise money to expand cancer care in Fruitland.

The Corolla being raffled has  features that  include:  front bucket seats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power door mirrors, and 1-touch window functionality. It features a standard transmission, front-wheel drive, and a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine. The Corolla gets an estimate 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.  The care is valued at nearly $18,000.

Only 2,000 tickets at $25 each will be available. You must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket.

If you would like to download a form to order a ticket,  Click Here.

Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations, or by calling (208) 381-2123.

  • St. Luke’s Health Foundation 190 W Jefferson, Boise, ID 83712
  • St. Luke’s MSTI Fruitland, 1118 NW 16th Street, Fruitland
  • St. Luke’s Fruitland – new facility in the main lobby, 1210 NW 16th Street, Fruitland
  • St. Luke’s Breast Care Services – 909 NW 16th Street, Suite C, Fruitland
The winner will be drawn on July 31, 2014 during an open house of the new emergency department at the St. Luke’s Fruitland Medical Plaza.  You do not need to be present to win.

The winner of the vehicle must agree to the following conditions:

  • Any person receiving raffle winnings either for someone else or for a group of winners must furnish St. Luke’s a statement on IRS Form 5754.  St. Luke’s must issue IRS Form W-2G to all winners by January 31 in the year following the raffle.
  • For prizes valued at $600 or greater: The winner must provide his or her name, address, social security number and phone number by completing a Form W-9, “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.”
  • For raffle prizes valued at $5,000 or greater, the IRS requires a withholding or payment of 25% of the fair market value of the prize minus the cost of the raffle ticket.

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.