Lupus Ontario Gala - Online Silent Auction,

50/50 Raffle & Mystery Bag Sale

Lupus Ontario Gala - Online Silent Auction,

50/50 Raffle & Mystery Bag Sale

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March 27, 2024 9:00 AM EDT - April 7, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

Online Silent Auction Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting the Lupus Ontario Gala - Online Silent Auction. This silent auction fundraiser will take place virtually, from March 27th to April 7th, 2024, culminating in the revival of our celebration event, the Lupus Ontario Gala – Spring Soirée in person on Saturday, April 6th at The Avenue in Vaughan.

The online event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and mystery bag sale. Our Online Silent Auction fundraising goal for 2024 is $15,000, with an overall Gala fundraising goal of $75,000.

The Lupus Ontario Gala - Spring Soirée promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring a four-course meal, entertainment, online silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and mystery bag sale.

The proceeds from this event will go directly to support our research initiatives such as the Lupus Ontario Geoff Carr Fellowship, support and education programs for lupus patients and their families, and advocacy projects aimed at improving programs and services for lupus patients. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

Sabrina Dussin,, Anne Di Vizio,, Anne Brooks, Fundraising & Marketing Manager or 905-415-1099.

Thank you for supporting those with lupus.

Kind regards,

Sabrina Dussin & Anne Di Vizio

Co-Chairs, Online Silent Auction, Lupus Ontario Gala

Silent Auction
Raffle Rules of Play

Lupus Ontario

Rules of Play for 50/50 Electronic Raffle:

1. Lupus Ontario is a provincial organization whose mission is to provide vital support, education, awareness, advocacy and research through the fundraising efforts of our staff and volunteer community to help those with lupus live longer, healthier and better lives. Registered Charitable #88333 1472 RR0001.

2. Electronic raffle tickets will be sold online at using an electronic raffle system supplied by Trellis.

3. The electronic raffle will take place online.

a. The 50/50 electronic raffle will take place from March 27 – April 6 2024.

b. The prize will be drawn at 10:15 p.m. on April 6, 2024. The draw will take place at 1600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON, L4K 4M2.

4. Tickets can only be sold to people who are 18 years of age or older.

5. 50/50 electronic raffle tickets must be purchased in Ontario.

6. Tickets are:

a. 1 ticket for $10

b. 3 tickets for $20

c. 6 tickets for $30

d. 25 tickets for $50

7. After buying, patrons will receive a confirmation e-mail with their 50/50 registered ticket numbers from a random selection system. No specific numbers can be given as numbers are generated randomly.

8. The winning ticket number will be selected by a computer Random Number Generator (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw for the period of the raffle (March 26 – April 6 2024).

9. The amount of the 50/50 electronic raffle will be posted online at

10. The amount of the 50/50 electronic raffle will be monitored on the Trellis website and the prize will be 50% of the gross total sales for the draw.

11. The winner will be contacted by Lupus Ontario by email and phone.

12. The winning number will be announced online at The winner consents to the release of their name.

13. Winner must provide an original copy of the winning ticket. Along with the winning ticket, the winner must provide their name, address, and phone number with photo identification for our report sheet. PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY CHEQUE OR ELECTRONIC MONEY TRANSFER(EMT).

14. Lupus Ontario is not responsible for difficulties arising in contacting the winner from winner entering erroneous contact information at the time of purchase. If you believe you are a winner and haven’t been contacted by Lupus Ontario, please email or call 905-415-1099 ext.2.

15. Once the certified winner is verified, and provides identification with photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize which is 50% of the gross total sales for the draw. If the winner cannot provide photo identification, the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.

16. Lupus Ontario will make every reasonable effort to contact the winner in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Rules and Regulations.

17. The winning ticket holder has six months from the date of the draw to claim their prize. If at the end of the six months the prize has not been claimed, the prize will be donated to a beneficiary, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

18. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 electronic raffle:

a. Employees of Lupus Ontario and their immediate family

b. The Lupus Ontario Board of Directors and their immediate family.

19. The above set of rules will be posted online at

ConnexOntario Problem Gambling Service Phone Line: 1-866-531-2600 or

Lupus Ontario Gala - 50/50 Raffle

Licence #RAF1373811

1,274 Tickets sold

Licence PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I bid on an item?

Click the “view and bid” button to bid on an item. If this is the first time you are bidding on an item in this auction you will be prompted to enter your email address and create a password to login to the auction. You must also add your credit card details to place a bid. Once logged in, you can bid on as many items as you wish!

How do I bid anonymously? 

Bidding anonymously is easy! Sign up or log in to create your account. Once logged in, click on your name in the top right corner. Select My Account and look for the checkbox to Bid Anonymously.

When do I pay for the item I won?

It's done automatically! When the auction closes your credit card will be charged for any won items, based on the card details you shared before you placed your first bid. You'll be notified of this charge to your account by email and text notifications.

How will I know if I’ve been outbid?

When you are outbid on an item, you will receive an email letting you know you’ve been outbid. You also have the option to enable text notifications for quick updates or browser notifications.

How will I know if I’ve won?

When the auction closes, everyone will receive an email notifying them if they won an item.

How will I know when the auction starts and ends?

If you sign into the auction before it begins, you will receive an email when the auction begins and another email when the auction closes.

What happens if two people bid the same amount with automated bidding?

The first person to set up their bids with automated bidding will win the item when the auction closes. We'd encourage you to set up automated bidding early so you have the best chance of winning!

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What is Lupus?

Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). In some ways, lupus represents a kind of allergic reaction by the body, in which the immune system sees the body’s own healthy tissues and cells as foreign.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a complex and sometimes baffling condition that can target any tissue or organ of the body, including skin, muscles, joints, blood vessels, lungs, heart, kidneys, and the brain.

There are other types of lupus that mainly affect the skin (Discoid Lupus). Lupus typically occurs in young women between the ages of 15 and 45. However, men and children are also found to have lupus.

How Does Lupus Ontario Support the Community?



  • We provide 6 interactive monthly support groups to lupus patients throughout Ontario. Facilitators guide the meetings based on specific themes or key discussion topics. 


  • We provide education through our monthly support groups, webinars, podcasts, and an annual Lupus Symposium. 

Research Accomplishments

Led by our founder Honey Agar, over a million

dollars was raised for the startup of the Lupus Databank at Toronto Western Hospital. This databank has been the source of valuable patient information for countless lupus research projects. These projects have resulted in a better understanding of lupus and have formed the basis of improved techniques for the management of the disease. 

Funding the annual Geoff Carr Lupus Research

Fellowship since 1990. This Fellowship has trained 35 rheumatologists at the Ontario Lupus Clinics to become experts in diagnosing and treating lupus. Each Fellow is also required to complete a research project during their Fellowship year. 

One of the biggest challenges lupus patients have is getting a timely diagnosis. The doctors trained during the Geoff Carr Fellowship develop skills that lead to an early diagnosis which can lead to better outcomes. 

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Lupus Ontario
Lupus Ontario is the largest Canadian provincial organization focused on improving the lives of lupus patients and their families. Lupus Ontario’s mission is to provide vital support, education, awareness, advocacy and research through the fundraising efforts of our staff and volunteer community to help those with lupus live longer, healthier and better lives. Our goal is to have a life without lupus. Charity Registration: 88333 1472 RR0001
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