Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation awarded the final draws in the $100,000 Cash Lottery on Friday, Nov. 8. This included the $100,000 “Happy 25th Anniversary $100,000 Cash Lottery” grand prize draw, the 50/50 Enhancement draw of $49,977.50 and 25 “Hip-Hip Hooray Anniversary” consolation draws of $1,000 each.
“It was a wonderful day making the final draws and being able to make some people very happy. The winners were so excited to receive their winning cheques and grateful for the opportunity. We would like to thank all of our purchasers for supporting us over the past 25 years and look forward to the next 25 and many more happy winners,” said Claudette McGuire, BUH Foundation executive director.
Gloria Fehr of North Battleford (0842) is the winner of the “Happy 25th Anniversary $100,000 Cash Lottery” $100,000 Grand Prize draw.
Caroline Heaver of Battleford (21993) is the winner of “50/50 Enhancement” prize of $49,977.50.
Winners of the “Hip-Hip Hooray Anniversary” consolation draws of $1,000 each areBrian Craig of North Battleford (5155), Judy Jamieson of Battleford (5971), Irwin Sieben of Denzil (2316), Fred Grant of Glenbush (4108), Leola Mamer and daughters of Dorintosh (4535), Richard Reed of North Battleford (0378), Bill Summerfelt of Wilkie (4397); Lorna Chambers of Turtleford (0813), Chris Vany of North Battleford (9278), Warren Wrigh of North Battleford (8362), Caroline Smith of Maidstone (8179), Gail Sack of Battleford (9173), Marlene Lavoie of Battleford (2058), Alfred Cheze of Meadow Lake (11828), Farley Findlay of Medstead (2598), Peggy Westwood of Battleford (12006), Gregg Sheppard of North Battleford (7795), Jo-Ann Ganzert of North Battleford (8167), Patricia Johnson of Battleford (7598), Tracey Gorski of Meadow Lake (2536), Robert Bauer of North Battleford (4673), Rod Easterby of Cut Knife (3209), Colin Mills of North Battleford (8055), Ken Graham of Lloydminster (3411) and Grant Schmutz of Denholm (7255).
Proceeds from the 2019 $100,000 Cash Lottery will support the purchase of a new ultrasound unit for BUH’s emergency room. Every year the ER has over 25,000 patient arrivals and many of these are trauma related. An ultrasound provides ER physicians with fast, accurate and lifesaving diagnostics. It is a critical component to ER care and can save lives. Funds raised will also purchase three new patient beds for the ICU at BUH. Every year there are approximately 200 admissions into ICU and we want to provide the best in comfort and care for them.
“We are pleased to be able to support the purchase of the new equipment for ER and ICU. This is important equipment that will help save lives and provide the level of care that we all want for our loved ones. We are grateful for everyone who supports the $100,000 Cash Lottery every year, whether they win a cash prize or not. We all win when new equipment is purchased to enrich healthcare,” said McGuire.
As BUH Foundation wraps up another year of $100,000 Cash Lottery, the focus changes to the Christmas season and celebrating the 24th Annual Festival of Trees at Western Development Museum. Watch for more details on this event as funds are raised for new equipment for Respiratory Therapies at BUH.