Niagara Health Foundation is excited to announce its newest fundraising initiative, the Niagara Health Lottery. The Niagara Health Lottery will open on July 27, 2020, and have a guaranteed minimum prize of $20,000 along with chances to win one (1) of five (5) $1,000 early-bird prizes. The Niagara Health Lottery will be an online 50/50 raffle with tickets available at www.NiagaraHealthLottery.com.
Tickets for the Niagara Health Lottery will be 3 for $10, 40 for $20 and 200 for $50. The deadline for the early bird-draws of five (5) $1,000 prizes will be August 14 at 11:59 pm, with the winners announced on August 15.
The Lottery will have a minimum guaranteed grand prize of $20,000. The tickets will be available for purchase starting July 27 through to August 28 at 5:59 pm. The Lottery will be open to all Niagara and Ontario residents. All proceeds from the Niagara Health Lottery will support patient care at Niagara Health and the Family Resource Centre for the Mental Health & Addictions Program at Niagara Health.
The Family Resource Centre will ensure that patients and families interact with a family engagement partner who has lived experience as a patient, family member or primary caregiver of a patient. The Centre will assist patients in navigating the services and programs available to them and their families at Niagara Health and in the broader Niagara community. Most importantly, it will provide vital connections to supporting families with the tools, confidence and comfort they need to know that they are not alone while supporting their loved ones during their time of need.
“We are excited about the Family Resource Centre and the opportunity to better support patients and families. Family and peer presence in the Centre will assist patients and families in connecting to ongoing resources that will facilitate individual and family recovery. This is a unique initiative that will benefit our program immensely in our ongoing collaborative work with patients and families,” commented Barb Evans, Director Patient Care, Mental Health and Addictions Program, Niagara Health
“We are frequently asked by volunteers, donors and community members if they can participate in our ‘Fast Cash Staff Lottery’ so we felt that we could expand this type of initiative to include everyone in Niagara. We have watched the community rally during the pandemic. We can’t wait to see five lucky winners win $1,000 and, one big winner, win a minimum of $20,000 all while supporting vital patient care and their families at Niagara Health.” said Chris Green, Director of Communications, Marketing & Community Engagement of the Niagara Health Foundation.
About Mental Health and Addictions Program at Niagara Health
Between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 the Mental Health and Addictions Program saw: 10,500 out-patients totaling over 52,000 visits, 2,059 in-patient stays, and over 5,500 psychiatric emergency visits.
About Niagara Health Foundation
Niagara Health Foundation raises funds to support Niagara Health for the advancement of healthcare in Niagara. Supporting Niagara Health in its mission, Niagara Health Foundation raises funds for priority equipment needs, redevelopment projects and patient programs at Niagara Health’s five sites, located in Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie.