BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children, announced today that the tickets for the 2024 Choices Lottery are now on sale until Friday, April 12, 2024, or until tickets sell out.
The Choices Lottery supports world-leading research initiatives that lead to innovative discoveries and treatments, which in turn directly help experts at BC Children’s Hospital advance their quest to conquer childhood illnesses. Whether it’s kidney failure, cancer, heart disease, or brain health, there are hundreds of health experts tirelessly delivering care and over 1,500 research community members working to solve the biggest questions remaining in child health. Lottery funds help accelerate the pace of research, turning discoveries into life-saving treatments and helping more kids get back to being kids.
“The proceeds from Choices Lottery directly support research initiatives at BC Children’s on-site Research Institute, helping accelerate the path to innovative treatments, new medications, and cures for children in B.C., Yukon, and beyond. As 70 per cent of BC Children’s researchers are also health care professionals providing care in the hospital, life-changing discoveries can be brought from the laboratory bench, straight to a child’s bedside faster and more efficiently,” said Malcolm Berry, President and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“BC Children’s is ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the world, and our medical teams continue to be leaders in providing specialized, innovative therapies, and leading ground-breaking research. Your support of the Choices Lottery helps fuel our quest to conquer childhood illnesses and could be the key to the next breakthrough.”
The winner of the Choices Lottery can choose one of ten Grand Prize packages:
“BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in the province, tackling the most complex physical and mental health challenges facing kids today,” said Erin Cebula, Choices Lottery celebrity spokesperson.
“A fun way to support BC Children’s is by purchasing a Choices Lottery ticket. Proceeds from the lottery go towards necessary research initiatives at BC Children’s, and with your ticket you have the chance of winning one of nine spectacular grand prize home packages located across our beautiful province, valued up to $2.7 million. The Grand Prize winner also has the option of choosing $2.3 million in tax-free cash. Your support of Choices Lottery plays a pivotal role in accelerating the translation of research discoveries. And beyond propelling this work, your contribution also empowers researchers to dream even bigger.”
To encourage early ticket buying, there are 51 Early Bird prizes valued at over $290,000. One Early Bird prize winner will have the option of choosing:
Plus, there are an additional 50 Early Bird prize winners of $1,000 cash each.
In total there are more than 3,000 prizes worth over a total of $3.4 million, including luxury homes, vacations, and cars, including the Grand Prize draw – plus two extra games:
Ticket sales for the 2024 Choices Lottery run until April 12, 2024, or until tickets sell out. Individuals can purchase their tickets online; by phone at 604-692-2333 or toll-free at 1-888-667-9363; or in-person at London Drugs and Save-On-Foods. See FAQs for more information.
“You might think your impact is small; however, your Choices Lottery ticket purchase could be what pushes the next medical advancement over the finish line. Thank you for getting us closer to crucial answers for our mighty kids and their families,” said Berry.
BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children and youth. It’s one of the few pediatric medical and teaching facilities in Canada with an acute care centre, research institute, mental health facility, and rehabilitation centre all in one place. BC Children’s provides specialized care, innovative therapies, and pediatric expertise for BC’s kids, including the sickest and most seriously injured. At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we raise funds to provide kids with excellence in healthcare by continuously driving advancements provincially and globally. The generosity of donors fuels our ability to conquer childhood diseases, prevent illness and injury, and prioritize the unique needs of kids in every aspect of their care. Follow us at @bcchf or visit bcchf.ca for more information.