heroeslottery.com

Buy a lotto ticket and be a hero to B.C. burn victims

The Hometown Heroes Lottery is offering up seven grand prizes including a home in Lake Country

Seven years ago, Charlotte Freeman’s life changed forever.

The former Hope resident went to turn off her stove-top element when her pyjamas caught fire. Unable to douse the flames with water due to the chemical in the fabric of her clothes, she ran out side and jumped in the snow.

Freeman was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital where she was put into a coma, as 40 per cent of her body was burned.

“I was in the hospital, in total, maybe six weeks,” she said. “When you first wake up you don’t realize (how bad it is), I thought I could just get up and walk, but I couldn’t.”

An avid roller derby player, Freeman thought she would be back with her team in no time.

“That only happened a year later, so it took a while to set in,” Freeman explained.

The Burn Fund paid for her compression suits, and hoods, and she was provided with burn support meetings in Vancouver.

The British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund raises money for various activities to support and educate burn survivors.

Gayanne Pacholzuk, a Kelowna fire prevention officer, says the Burn Fund is 40-years-old this year, and there are close to 4,000 fire-fighters across B.C. and the Yukon who are a part of the organization.

“Everyone volunteers their time and does fundraisers in their own community, but with Heroes Lottery, it is one of our biggest fundraisers and it can support all the different actives we do and the buildings we support, like the Burn Centre,” said Pacholzuk.

The money raised from the Hometown Heroes Lottery supports VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.

The winner of the Hometown Heroes Lottery can choose one of seven grand prize packages. They can choose a home located in Ocean Park or Crescent Heights in South Surrey, Vancouver (False Creek), Lake Country, SookePoint (Vancouver Island), and Penticton, or take $2.1 million tax-free cash. The largest grand prize package is worth more than $2.6 million.

Hometown Heroes lottery ticket prices are: three-packs for $75, six-packs for $100, and 20-packs for $275.

Ticket sales for the 2018 Hometown Heroes Lottery run until Thursday, July 12.

To purchase a ticket click here or by phone, 604-648-4376.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Overnight shooting in downtown Chilliwack leaves one male on life support

The victim, who is not expected to survive, is known to police and was likely targeted, IHIT says

Fantasy Farms of Chilliwack are planning to apply for reconsideration of decision against them

But the ALC reminds operators that agri-tourism needs to be ‘ancillary’ to agriculture

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

ELECTION 2019: Here are the results from our 12 B.C. races to watch

Incumbents mostly won our 12 key races, but there were a few upsets too

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Three sprayed with mace during altercation at Port Coquitlam high school

Mounties are still working to determine exactly how many youth were involved

Investor alert: ‘Split games’ pyramid scheme circulating in B.C.

British Columbia Securities Commission issues warning about scheme selling virtual shares

Federal NDP may support B.C. with major projects, Carole James says

SkyTrain Surrey extension, Massey Tunnel need Ottawa’s help

Most Read