Dream Home Lottery tickets are now available

Popular local charity is earmarking for new CT scanner at Bluewater Health

Pictured are Danielle Cooper, left, and Johanne Tomkins, both of the Bluewater Health Foundation. Tickets for this season's Dream Home Lottery are now on sale.
Pictured are Danielle Cooper, left, and Johanne Tomkins, both of the Bluewater Health Foundation. Tickets for this season's Dream Home Lottery are now on sale.

Tickets for the 22nd Dream Home Lottery are now officially on sale with proceeds from the popular initiative earmarked for the purchase of a new CT scanner for Bluewater Health.

The home that is featured this year, at 404 Rodriguez Drive in Sarnia, is valued at $526,117.32, and includes furniture, electronics and appliances.

“Each year we are amazed by how the community really rallies behind this initiative,” says Kathy Alexander, executive director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “Whether you buy a ticket, attend or host an open house, or were involved in the building and planning process, we are so grateful to everyone involved with the Dream Home Lottery.”

Bluewater Health’s current CT scanner was acquired 11 years ago and is at the end of its lifespan. The CT scanner is the workhorse of the imaging department, producing 3D images of the body to give doctors a detailed picture of what is going on inside. This vastly increases the doctor’s ability to accurately and quickly diagnose medical conditions and injuries. A CT scan shows detail that cannot be seen on traditional x-ray.

“A new CT scanner will allow us to complete scans at a fraction of the time they currently take,” says Dr. Youssef Almalki, consultant radiologist and medical director, Diagnostic Imaging, Bluewater Health. “This will improve patient experience by providing fast imaging for pediatric patients (without the need for sedation,) trauma patients, and those that are unable to hold still. The CT project will also enhance access to care by providing uninterrupted and advanced imaging for our stroke patients.”

This year’s home is built by Iacobelli Construction and furnished and decorated by Brush Strokes Interiors. In addition to the grand prize, two early bird prizes (an all-inclusive Mexico vacation, donated by Sell Off Vacations and Karisma Hotels and Resorts, and a diamond necklace, donated by Crowley’s Heart to Heart Fine Jewellery, with $2,000 cash) and 62 cash prizes are up for grabs.

Open houses officially kick off on Saturday, October 15, and run every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Sunday, February 19 (with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s holidays.)

Tickets are $100 each and are available by phone or in person at multiple locations throughout the Sarnia-Lambton area.

For more information regarding the Dream Home Lottery, including lottery dates, deadlines and specifics, and a full listing of ticket sales locations, visit bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca. License #8209.

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