Leadville Hospital Raises Funds with Land Raffle
People who are willing to take a chance, roll the dice, or play the odds will want to log-on to ColoradoLandRush.com. A $75 investment could win you some valuable land in southern Lake County! Plus you’ll be helping to purchase a new piece of medical equipment for the Leadville hospital.
The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation board of directors has just opened their 2019 land raffle and the prize is Lake County land. The parcel to be raffled is approximately ½ acre. It is located at 795 Juniper Drive in Pan Ark Estates in Twin Lakes, Colorado.
Proceeds from the raffle will go primarily toward a new CT scanner for St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville. While many readers may know, a computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body (Mayo Clinic.). CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do. This is an important piece of equipment when assessing a patient’s initial condition, especially in emergency visits. The cost of the new CT scanner is $375,000.
“We feel lucky to have this parcel of land to raffle in this competitive real estate market. The raffle is a great opportunity for us to support the programs and services of St. Vincent Hospital and share the beauty of the area we call home,” commented Bob Smith, St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Chairman.
- Prize: 795 Juniper Drive, Twin Lakes
- Drawing: June 22, 2019
- Tickets: 1- $75.00, 3- $195.00, and 5 $300.00
- More details or tickets: www.ColoradoLandRush.com
Legacy Foundation Doubles Scholarship Award
The Leadville Legacy Foundation announced last week that their Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Legacy Scholarships from $1000 to $2000! This May 2019 marks ten years that the scholarship program has been available to every graduating Lake County High School (LCHS) student looking to further their education. What a wonderful way to celebrate a decade of investing in Lake County’s future.
“This increase will start with the 2019 graduating class,” reported Legacy Foundation Executive Director Veronica Rimbert. “(The increase) is made possible by the ongoing and generous donations from the many athletes and supporters to donate to the LT100 Legacy Foundation each year.”
The Leadville Legacy Foundation was established in 2002 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission statement reads: addressing present community needs and supporting a better, brighter tomorrow for Lake County, while respecting and maintaining Leadville’s mining heritage.” The Legacy has supported such efforts as the Leadville Community Park, a SnoCat Groomer for Leadville’s Mineral Belt Trail system, new playgrounds for local schools, plus the Legacy’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party.
Then in 2009, the Legacy upped the ante and created the LT100 Legacy Scholarship program, providing a $1,000 continuing education stipend to every graduating LCHS senior. No matter their chosen field of study or educational institution from nationally ranked universities to nearby technical schools, every Leadville student was given the same opportunity.
A total of $26,000 in scholarships was awarded that first year, and in 2010 that number jumped to $54,000. Now in its tenth year, the Legacy Foundation has decided to double down on its investment by increasing the scholarship amount to $2,000 for each student who meets the requirements.
“When we started the Leadville Trail 100 our singular purpose was for the Leadville community to benefit financially from the races. That goal continues to be met by assisting local businesses by bringing people into town,” said LT100 founder Ken Chlouber. “On the other side of that equation is the Legacy which speaks to tomorrow’s challenges through education. Some of Lake County’s greatest assets are coming out of that high school. These scholarships will help students reach their true potential.”