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DreamLife Lottery 2018 Launches Today, Supporting the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DreamLife Lottery 2018 launches today, in support of Covenant Health's Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals. Tickets purchased help allow hospital staff to deliver exceptional care, making a vital difference to the lives of thousands of patients and families.

2018 DreamLife Lottery Dream Home - Front View
The front view of the 2018 DreamLife Lottery dream home



2018 DreamLife Lottery Dream Home - Rear View
The rear view of the 2018 DreamLife Lottery dream home.



Covenant Foundation invites Albertans to experience "Hospitals with Heart" with the launch of DreamLife Lottery 2018. When supporting this important cause, ticket buyers have a chance to win exciting vehicles, trips and more with every prize over $10,000! This year's prizing includes our biggest grand prize home yet, our hottest early bird ever: a Ferrari 488 GTB, a totally revamped Bonus Prize of an Ultimate Sports Fan Prize Pack plus more cash than ever!

"When you purchase DreamLife tickets, you can win some life-changing prizes. But before that, you're already changing lives," says Tracy Sopkow, CEO, Covenant Foundation. "Thousands of patients rely on these hospitals for medical support, and we must come through for them with exceptional care. DreamLife Lottery helps us to do this."

At the age of 65, father and husband Bernie Krewski unexpectedly found he needed such care. "A small lump appeared on my neck, and shortly after, following medical tests, I was diagnosed with throat cancer. I was shocked and devastated. Before the diagnosis, I had felt healthy and happy and had never smoked a day in my life," explains Krewski. "My larynx was removed, as well as the lower half of my tongue. I also received radiation therapy to treat the cancer, but it destroyed my teeth."

Krewski continues, saying "I would require jaw reconstruction surgery from the Misericordia Hospital. The Misericordia's medical care, as well as the therapeutic and compassionate atmosphere, was vital to my ongoing recovery. Without the excellent medical staff and the support of campaigns like DreamLife, I wouldn't be where I am today."

TICKET DEADLINES

  • Midnight, August 16, 2018           $25,000 Cash Prize #1 deadline
  • Midnight, August 30, 2018           Ultimate Sports Fan Bonus Prize Pack deadline
  • Midnight, September 13, 2018     $25,000 Cash Prize #2 deadline
  • Midnight, September 27, 2018     Early Bird Brand New Ferrari 488 GTB deadline
  • Midnight, October 18, 2018          DreamLife Lottery Final deadline (for all remaining prizes)
                                                         Split 50 deadline (maximum pot of $ 1,227,200)
                                                         12 Days of Cash deadline (daily cash prizes building to $100,000 on Christmas Eve!)

THE BIGGEST GRAND PRIZE HOME YET – Dream home and dream yard together at last!
This year's grand prize winner will open up the doors to an over six thousand square foot $2.1 million home, built by Hillview Master Builder. It's an entertainer's paradise with a huge dream kitchen, a year-round outdoor living space, hot tub, indoor/outdoor bar, and fully landscaped, spacious yard.

SUPPORTING COVENANT HEALTH'S GREY NUNS AND MISERICORDIA HOSPITALS
Over the past 2 decades, DreamLife Lottery (formerly Caritas Foundation Lottery) has raised over $22 Million to support Covenant Health facilities – providing vital care for thousands of patients, residents and families. This year, proceeds will make a difference to the lives of countless people by supporting Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals, helping their staff to provide exceptional care.
                                               
EVERY TICKET MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Lottery supporters can purchase tickets the following ways:

  • Call 780-944-2774 (Edmonton & Area) or 1-888-944-2774
  • Online at DreamLifeLottery.WIN
  • In person at the Dream Home: 5530 Chegwin Point, Edmonton, AB
    (in the Estates of West Heritage Valley located in south Edmonton)
  • Grey Nuns Community Hospital Kiosk – Main Lobby
  • Misericordia Community Hospital Kiosk – Main Lobby
  • Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre – Foundation Office, 3C60

For additional information, please visit DreamLifeLottery.WIN or contact:
Karran Finlay
Calder Bateman
Direct: 780-717-9996
kfinlay@calderbateman.com

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