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Act Now if You Want to Win!

Saskatoon, Nov 14th, 2011 - If you want to be one of the lucky prize winners in The Lung Association’s 2011 Stamp Out Asthma Raffle (SOAR), you must act now. The deadline to purchase tickets and your chance to win up to $122,400 in tax free-cash is midnight on November 25th. Saskatchewan children living with asthma are counting on your support!

Our prize package also includes the choice of a $10,000 one-year term deposit at any Affinity Credit Union in Saskatchewan OR $9,500 cash. There are exciting electronics prizes – many with a cash pay-out option; $250 Safeway gift cards and other prizes to be won! Draw date for the raffle is December 2nd, 2011. Tickets are $35 each, two for $60, or 4 for $100. Only 16,000 tickets will be sold. The electronic prizes include:

  • 1 Panasonic 50' 1080P Full HD 3D Plasma Television OR $1,250
  • 5 Panasonic 3D Blu-Ray Players
  • 8 Toshiba Waterproof HD Camcorders
  • 10 Scansonic Rechargeable Radios
  • 1 Samsung 55" 1080P 3D LED Smart HDTV or $1,500
  • 1 Samsung 46" 1080P 3D LED Smart HDTV or $1,250
  • 5 Samsung 1" Thick 22" LED HD Televisions or $275
  • 4 Teac LED Table Top Lamps with iPod Docking Station
  • 5 Teac Slimline Micro Systems
  • 4 Bose iPod Docking Stations
  • 5 Bose iPod Portable Docking Stations or $325
  • 9 Acoustic Research Wireless Outdoor Speakers
  • 4 Blue Ant Cellular Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
  • 5 Sennheiser Wireless Headphones
  • 10 $250 Safeway gift cards for “Holiday Dinner on Us"

And remember, when you purchase a four-pack of tickets, your name will be entered into a special draw for $1,444 cash!

"Funds raised by this raffle will be used to support asthma programs and services for the children of Saskatchewan. We continue to offer education to families and caregivers to encourage asthma self-management skills and to support asthma research in Saskatchewan," stated Dr. Brian Graham, The Lung Association's President & CEO.

Asthma is a chronic lung disease. It is characterized by difficulty in breathing, causing a combination of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or tightness in the chest. Asthma can develop at any age but is most common in children. Lung Association studies have shown that more than one fifth of children in Saskatchewan are affected by asthma. It is the leading cause of childhood hospitalization and school absenteeism. Asthma cannot be cured. Although potentially life-threatening, it can be controlled in most cases with education, environmental changes, and medications.

By supporting the 2011 Stamp Out Asthma Raffle, you are helping children and young adults from communities across Saskatchewan. Don't delay - please order your tickets today by calling our toll-free, 24-hour lottery line 1-866-95LOTTO (1-866-955-6886) or 1-888-651-3347 during work hours.

About The Lung Association

Established in 1911, The Lung Association is Saskatchewan's oldest health charity. You have come to know and trust The Lung Association as the premier source for lung health in our province. All of our quality educational materials, programs, services and treatment guidelines are based on current evidence-based research. You will find The Lung Association active in communities across Saskatchewan conducting lung disease prevention and management programs that include asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, lung cancer and smoking cessation. The Lung Association also provides training for health care professionals, delivers health education in schools, facilitates patient support groups, and lobbies for clean air.

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The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority requires that the lottery license number be included in all lottery promotion. # LR11-0021- intended for Saskatchewan residents only" must be quoted when promoting this raffle.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Kremeniuk
Vice President of Development
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-352-2004
Email: sharon.kremeniuk@sk.lung.ca

Judy Bodnarchuk
Raffle Manager
Events of Distinction
Phone: 306-651-3118
E-mail: eofd@sasktel.net