VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (Burn Fund) today announced that the tickets for the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery are now on sale until midnight, July 16, 2021. Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases raise funds for the most urgent hospital needs and support first responder resilience programs. Proceeds also support specialized adult health services and research for British Columbians and drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. The Hometown Heroes Lottery also supports programs for burn survivors.
The 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery grand prize homes are located in Vancouver, South Surrey, Langley, Courtenay, North Vancouver, Sooke, Penticton and Kelowna. The grand prize winner also has the option of choosing $2.1 million tax-free cash. In total, there are nine grand prize options for this year’s biggest winner to choose from. Tickets can be purchased online at www.heroeslottery.com, by phone at 604-648-4376, toll-free at 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs.
“Cancer surgery, organ transplants, hip and knee replacements and so much more: these medical needs didn’t pause when the pandemic hit,” said Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “People from across BC count on the specialized care that our frontline heroes provide at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. COVID-19 has brought many new challenges for our healthcare teams, but with support from British Columbians our researchers and medical teams, who treat patients from across B.C., have done a tremendous job looking after the patients in their care. Lotteries have provided funds to equip our world-class health care teams with the tools and technology they need to provide the best care possible. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you to everyone who supports the Hometown Heroes Lottery. You are vital to providing the most specialized healthcare and medicine for all British Columbians.”
“Over the past year, most of our fundraising events were cancelled due to the pandemic. For this reason, funds raised by the Hometown Heroes Lottery are extremely important; they go towards our burn prevention programs, vital survivor services, and enhanced care for burn survivors,” said Gord Ditchburn, President of the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. “These programs and services help burn and trauma survivors recover both physically and emotionally. The Burn Fund can only do this because of the extreme generosity of British Columbians.”
There are over 3,200 prizes to win in this year’s main lottery, including the grand prize draw, three bonus draws and early bird draws, with total prizes worth over $3.2 million. The grand prize winner of the Hometown Heroes Lottery can choose one of nine prize packages:
About Hometown Heroes Lottery
Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, raising essential funds for specialized adult health services and research at VGH and UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services for all British Columbians. Ticket purchases also support programs of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund; including programs for burn survivors and resiliency programs for first responders. Ticket sales for
The 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery runs until July 16, 2021. There are over 3,200 prizes worth over a total of $3.2 million, including luxury homes, appliances, furniture, cars and cash. Tickets can be purchased online at www.heroeslottery.com, by phone, 604-648-4376, or 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs.
About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health‘s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Vancouver Community Health Services. Together, we deliver a healthy continuum of care – from research to patient care, rehabilitation and community health services.
Most Urgent Needs Fund
The Most Urgent Needs Fund supports advancing patient care, purchasing urgently needed equipment, and funding innovative new research at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Community Health & VCHRI.
For more information please visit vghfoundation.ca
About the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund
A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Burn Fund is dedicated to supporting burn survivors through their recovery journeys every step of the way. More than 4,000 professional fire fighters from 53 communities in BC and the Yukon are building the Burn Fund’s vision. They dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn prevention. The Burn Fund supports these fire fighters through mental health and resiliency programs. For more information please visit www.burnfund.org.