FULL HOUSE LOTTERY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HOSPTIAL PROGRAMS SUPPORTING CARDIAC CARE, WOMEN’S HEALTH 

 

Edmonton, AB – April 28, 2021 – Full House Lottery is giving Albertans a chance to live their dreams while strengthening specialized cardiac care and women’s health research. Two spectacular Grand Prize Homes, a $630,000 Canmore condo, and luxury prizes are up for grabs, with funds supporting the University Hospital Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

 

Enhancing Cardiac Care and Innovation

Each ticket purchase supports the University Hospital Foundation’s Maz Innovation Fund. This fund provides resources to keep the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute on the cutting edge of innovation and patient care. Recent projects include a surgical procedure to remove blood clots in arteries to the lungs, a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program for patients unable to attend in-person, and technology that keeps organ donor lungs breathing and blood circulating outside the body while awaiting transplant.

“Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada,” says Dr. Jodi L. Abbott, President and CEO of the University Hospital Foundation. “Albertans’ support of Full House Lottery helps give doctors and healthcare teams everything they need to give every cardiac patient they care for, regardless of age, the best chance possible to live full, active lives.”

 

Advancing Women’s Health Research

The 2021 Full House Lottery will also help fill historic gaps in women’s health research. The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation supports research that is put into practice at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, the only hospital specializing in women’s care in Alberta.

“Far too little funding is directed towards women’s health research,” says Sharlene Rutherford, CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. “Thanks to funds raised through Full House Lottery, our researchers are closing that knowledge gap by investigating everything from perinatal mental health to menopause and ovarian cancer.”

The support will benefit women such as Patrycia Rzechowka, who has Multiple Sclerosis – a disease that impacts women at a much higher rate than men.

“Early on in my diagnosis, I developed optic neuritis and lost sight in my eye for five months. This is an example of just one common sign or symptom of MS that we don’t know much about,” says Rzechowka. “Research is the only way that we can continue to deepen our knowledge to effect real change. More funding means more research, which leads to improved care and treatment for patients.”

 

2021 Prizes:

A Full House Lottery ticket will give Albertans the chance to win the ultimate home upgrade with a $2 million luxury oasis or a $1.4 million mid-century modern style home in Creekwood Collections at Chappelle. Both homes include four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with contemporary kitchens and lavish finishes.

With more than 1,000 prizes, the prize pool offers ticket buyers a chance to rediscover Canada with exclusive experiences that include dog-sledding in the Yukon, touring vineyards in the Okanagan, and seeing polar bears up close in Churchill, Manitoba. For a second year, the prize pool also features a stunning $630,000 Canmore condo with vaulted ceilings and a mountain view.

 

Make a Difference:

There are four ways you can buy a lottery ticket:

  • Toll-free at 1-800-441-0465
  • Online at fullhouse.ca
  • Visit the Full House Lottery dream homes, located at 6032 Crawford Drive SW, Edmonton AB
  • By Mail: PO Box 2288
    Main Post Office
    Edmonton AB T5J 4W1

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  • Jessica Bernat
  • Director of Marketing and Communicatons
    University Hospital Foundation
  • jessica.bernat@ahs.ca
    780-718-7602

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