VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (“Burn Fund”) today announced that tickets for the 2023 Hometown Heroes Lottery are now on sale until midnight, July 13, 2023, or until tickets sell out. Ticket sales from the Hometown Heroes Lottery support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, raising essential funds for specialized adult health services at VGH and UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, and Vancouver Community Health Services. They also support Burn Fund programs, such as the Home Away program, which offers accommodations to burn and trauma survivors at the Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver, mental health support for burn survivors and fire fighters, as well as the annual Burn Camp for young burn survivors.
“We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery has begun. The funds from the Hometown Heroes Lottery help to ensure that medical teams at VGH, UBC Hospital and many other health care centres under our umbrella have the cutting-edge tools and equipment they need to save lives,” said Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “In addition, each ticket purchase contributes to advancing medical research, giving patients in BC access to new therapies and clinical trials. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive the proceeds from the Hometown Heroes Lottery. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you to everyone who supports the Lottery and the Foundation. Together, we transform health care for all British Columbians.”
“The Hometown Heroes Lottery helps fund vital survivor services, empowering programs, and enhanced care for burn survivors,” said Jeff Sauvé, Executive Director, BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. “The Burn Fund depends on funds raised by the Hometown Heroes Lottery to support burn survivors across the province, both physically and emotionally, and we can only do this because of the extreme generosity of British Columbians. Thank you to everyone who buys a ticket for the Hometown Heroes Lottery. You are a burn survivor’s best chance for a full recovery.”
The 2023 Hometown Heroes Lottery offers ten grand prize options, and the grand prize winner can choose from two homes in South Surrey, two homes in Vancouver, one home in North Vancouver, two homes on Vancouver Island and two homes in the Okanagan. All grand prize packages are worth over $2.3 million. The grand prize winner also has the option of choosing $2.2 million in tax free cash.
Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket prices:
In total, there are 3,220 prizes to be won in this year’s main lottery, with a value of over $2.9 million. To encourage early ticket buying, there are 51 Early Bird prizes worth over $145,000. One early bird winner will have the option of choosing:
Plus, 50 additional Early Bird winners will receive $500 cash each.
All prize home packages will be available to view online at heroeslottery.com. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, 604-648-4376, or 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs starting on Friday, April 14, 2023.
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. 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 4,200 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, and by providing Home Away accommodations. For more information, please visit burnfund.org.