Health & Wealth Raffle celebrates 10 years in Valley

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On its 10th anniversary, the Health & Wealth Raffle, benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute & St. Joseph's Hospital, is celebrating a decade of commitment to the health of Arizonans with bigger and better prizes, including $1 million in cash.

This year "Arizona's Original Raffle" has more opportunities to win and a new prize category featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

"This 10th Anniversary Raffle is providing us with the opportunity to look back and see what we've accomplished over the last decade-and all the lives we've touched, thanks to Raffle supporters," said Terri Hoffman, Health & Wealth Raffle director. "The Raffle is a unique fundraiser that lets everyone have a little bit of fun, while helping raise much-needed funds for Barrow and St. Joseph's."

Since its founding, the Raffle has contributed more than $50 million to Barrow and St. Joseph's.  Thanks to the Raffle, thousands of patients have already "won" because of the life-saving medical advancements at Barrow and St. Joseph's. Valley resident Erik Humphrey is one of those patients.

In 2003, Erik was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. Given a 20 percent chance of beating the tumor, he agreed to participate in a trial for a new aggressive treatment plan at Barrow. It's been seven years since Erik's tumor, and he's thriving and thankful to Barrow and St. Joseph's for saving his life.   This year Erik will act as a spokesman for the Raffle and the amazing prizes being offered.

"We spent a lot of time researching what players wanted and have made some bold changes to the prizes," said Terri.  "We are excited to introduce the once-in-a-lifetime experiences packages, but don't worry-the great cash, car, and trip prizes are still a big part of the Raffle."

A sampling of once-in-a-lifetime experiences prizes include: backstage passes to meet the cast of Phantom of the Opera in New York City; your own suite for 16 at a home Diamondback's game; a build-your-own European dream vacation; and a custom design experience with jeweler Oliver Smith.

The three amazing grand prizes are:
·    First place: $1,000,000 cash
·    Second place: $250,000 cash
·    Third place: custom ordered 2013 Mercedes CLS550 plus $27,600 OR $100,000 cash

"The Raffle is known for its grand prizes, but we wanted to up the ante for the other 2,000+ prizes," said Terri.  "We have added a broad assortment of quality prizes, including $500 Elizabeth Arden Red Door spa packages, trips in the Phoenix Suns private jet to an away game, Gammage Broadway season tickets and Bondurant racing packages, to name just a few."

Participants who enter by midnight, Thursday, March 21, are also entered into four early draws.  This year, the Raffle has doubled the number of Early Draws. The Raffle's Early Draw prizes include:

·    Disney World family vacation for four, plus cash (value: $13,000)
·    $10,000 cash PLUS meet country music star Dierks Bentley, and enjoy a VIP Country Concert Package (value: $15,301)
·    New York City vacation for two, plus a backstage Broadway experience (value: $4,999)
·    2013 Lexus CT Hybrid plus gas for a year (value: $44,508)

Winners of each Early Draw prize remain eligible for all other draws and the grand prize drawing.  Keep in mind that during the grand prize draw, tickets are also drawn for more than 2,000 other great prizes, making it possible for one ticket to win multiple prizes during the final draw.

To date, the Raffle has awarded more than 132,000 prizes to Raffle participants, including 28 homes, 457 trips, 493 vehicles and more than $16 million cash.

Support the amazing works of Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital, and you could score a "good win" - a luxury car, once-in-a-lifetime experience or even the Grand Prize of $1,000,000 in cash.

Tickets are $100 each with a limited number of three-packs for $250. To purchase yours, call 1-866-658-4068 or visit

And remember, the sooner you enter, the more prizes you'll be eligible for. Entry deadlines for the four Early Bird Draws are:

·    March 21, midnight, for Early Draw #1
·    March 28, midnight, for Early Draw #2
·    April 4, midnight, for Early Draw #3
·    April 11, midnight, for Early Draw #4

The entry deadline for the Grand Prize draw is midnight, April 18.

Health & Wealth Raffle is a paid sponsor of Sonoran Living Live

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