Vacation giveaway

One of the giveaways is a romantic beach getaway for two to Destin, Florida.

A small donation will get you a chance to win 15 vacations and $2,000 in the latest Russell Medical Foundation fundraiser.

According to Russell Medical Foundation executive director Tammy Jackson, the foundation has done numerous fundraisers especially for the nursing scholarship program and the “15 Days of Giveaways Giveaway” is no different.

“We wanted to do something more family friendly this year,” Jackson said. “We wanted to have prizes for everyone.”

Day 1 will see the Gaylord Opryland Country Christmas Package that includes a two-night stay plus “ICE” tickets for four given away. It is valued at $1,400.

Day 2 is a Savannah Romantic Getaway for Two. It includes a three-night stay at the Marshall House in the historic district, complimentary breakfast and parking, a Savannah trolley tour plus a dinner voucher. It is a $1,500 value.

The Day 3 giveaway is a family beach getaway that includes three nights in a two-bedroom condo at Portofina Island Resort, a $1,500 value.

Day 4 is a Charleston, South Carolina Getaway for Two that includes three nights at The Harborview Inn with complimentary parking and breakfast, one dinner and a carriage ride. It is valued at $1,200.

Other vacation prizes include a taste of Birmingham, a trip to Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, a trip to the Grand Hotel at Point Clear, a romantic getaway for two to the Barnsley Resort, a Gatlinburg, Tennessee cabin getaway, a Dahlonega, Georgia cabin getaway, a romantic beach getaway for two to Destin, Florida and an all-inclusive, adult-only four-night getaway for two worth $4,000.

The trip being given away on Day 12 is proving to be the most talked about.

“It is a Disney World trip,” Jackson said. “Everyone wants it. It is worth $6,000.”

Even if you don’t win the Disney trip on Day 12 Jackson said it is still possible to make other giveaways go towards a Disney trip.

“We are giving away vouchers,” Jackson said. “You will sit down with a travel agent and arrange your trip. If the giveaway is for something you don’t want, you can take the voucher and make the trip for somewhere you want to go.”

The 15 winners will also be thrown into a pot for a drawing for $2,000 cash.

Jackson said tickets for the drawing are available by calling her at 256-215-7459, by visiting the gift shop at Russell Medical, by visiting Makers Market on Main or online at They are $50 each and drawings start July 15.

Jackson said winners will go back into the drawing for the next day’s giveaway.

“It is possible one person could win all 15 giveaways,” Jackson said. “It’s possible but not very likely.”

Cliff Williams is a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers.