Hometown Heroes Lottery winner takes grand prize home over cash
August 24th, 2007
Vancouver- Vancouver’s Brenda Allen is
the grand prize winner of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and
B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund 2007
Hometown Heroes Lottery. Brenda and husband Ken have chosen to take
the $1.7 million luxury home package in South Surrey over the cash
Although Allen has purchased tickets for the Hometown Heroes
Lottery for the past five years, it was a big surprise to finally
hit the jackpot.
“My first reaction was disbelief,” said
Allen, who purchased a package of eight tickets for $250 from the
Hometown Heroes Lottery. “The house is about 10 times
the size of our current place, so it’s a big change for
The house, a 5,100 square-foot, five bedroom, five bathroom, three
level luxury home, is the centerpiece of a grand prize package
which also includes a 2007 Mazda CX-7 GT and $50,000 cash.
Proceeds from the lottery help fund brand-new equipment and
breakthrough medical research for the latest treatments at VGH
& UBC Hospital and help benefit the BC Professional Fire
Fighters’ Burn Fund’s many burn and safety
“When I buy a lottery ticket, I want to know that
I’m supporting a worthy cause,” said Allen.
“Our thanks go out to everyone who purchased lottery
tickets to fund brand new, life-saving equipment and pioneering
research at our hospitals,” said Ron Dumouchelle,
president & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
“Those funds help the world-renowned health care
professionals here deliver the
‘super-specialized’ patient care to people
from across British Columbia.”
“The generosity of the community through the Hometown
Heroes Lottery is crucial to the continued development and delivery
of the essential programs, services, equipment and support so
desperately needed by burn survivors, families, caregivers, and
hospitals,” says Tony Burke, Executive Director of the
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional
Fire Fighters Association, the Burn Fund provides life saving, life
supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British
Columbia. More than 3,400 professional fire fighters from 48
communities around the province 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 safety issues through the work the
Burn Fund does with its Prevention, Burn Awareness, Survivor
Support and Research Programs.
The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity that
raises funds for the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment,
world-class research and improvements to patient care for Vancouver
General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. For more than 25
years, the Foundation and its donors have been a bridge between the
essential health care governments provide and the most advanced
health care possible.
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