Building a Stronger Community

Hearts of Durham lottery to benefit Children’s Wish

More than $10,000 in prizes offered by charitable lottery

DURHAM -- Hearts of Durham is helping wishes become reality with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

Children's Wish grants more than 1,000 wishes annually. The local chapter, which is based in Ajax, has more than 500 wishes pending within Ontario, of which more than 50 are for children from Durham Region.

"The Hearts of Durham are a tremendous example of the power of giving and philanthropy in Durham Region," said Sandra Harris, director for the Ontario Region of Children's Wish. "This Big Hearts Draw lottery will go a long way in helping us grant the magic of a wish for some very special children."

The lottery is offering more than $10,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of a $5,000 cruise voucher from Expedia CruiseShipCentres in Brooklin. The draw will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Class Act Dinner Theatre in Whitby.

"Events such as Big Hearts Draw not only help to raise funds for our charity but also extends our reach and helps to raise much needed awareness for (Children's Wish)," said Kira Keast, a member of Hearts of Durham.

"Children's Wish is a vital and crucial organization that works to grant the most heartfelt wishes to children coping with life-threatening illnesses. We are honoured to help grant the magic of a wish."

Only 2,500 tickets will be sold. To order tickets, call 1-800-267-WISH.