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Final Deadline: Midnight Tonight!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 31, 2020 — When the clock strikes twelve, will you be a winner? There’s only one way to find out: buy your Bright Nights 50/50 tickets by midnight tonight!

The jackpot is over $450,000 and counting! Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60 (SOLD OUT).

Whether you win or lose, by purchasing a Bright Nights 50/50 ticket you are a winner in the eyes of fire fighters and burn survivors across this province. All proceeds support the charity of BC’s professional fire fighters and helps to fund programs for burn survivors, as well as much-needed fire prevention education.

With the cancelation of Bright Nights in Stanley Park – the single largest fundraising event for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund – these fire fighters are relying on your support.

When you respond to this urgent need by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket, you are joining more than 4,000 fire fighters across BC in their mission of supporting burn survivors from rescue to recovery. From funding life-changing medical equipment at major trauma hospitals, to offering a home away from home at the Burn Fund Centre for those in need, the Burn Fund answers the call, and you can too.

This is your last chance to support this worthy charity while entering to win an incredible jackpot that is over $450,000 and quickly growing. The deadline is midnight tonight and the draw takes place on January 4, 2021. Don’t miss out on your chance to walk into 2021 a winner!

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Last Chance to Buy Bright Nights 50/50 Tickets!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 30, 2020 — Don’t miss out on your chance to walk into 2021 a winner! With a jackpot of over $360,000, be sure to buy your tickets before the New Year’s Eve deadline!

The jackpot is growing and tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60 (SOLD OUT).

The clock is ticking; order your tickets before it’s too late.

The Bright Nights 50/50 supports the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Proceeds directly fund supportive programs for burn survivors of all ages. From the beloved annual Burn Camp, an annual summer camp for children, to the Future is Mine, the Burn Fund is there to help. Now you can too.

“The best part about the Burn Fund really is how connected you feel within the community. It gives you a chance to be able to reach out to people that you didn’t realize were there. It gives you the feeling that you’re not alone, especially in a big city such as Vancouver. And Burn Camp is such a special thing to be a part of, whether you’re young as a Camper, or you’re coming as an adult to volunteer. It just does such wonders for the soul,” says Burn Survivor Tyler Cairns.

“You don’t realize what a difference you make in someone’s life until you come back the next year and there’s people that remember you just from the impact you had on them. It’s nice to be able to get that support in knowing you’re not alone in this journey.”

Hundreds of burn survivors have attended Burn Camp in its 26-year history. Once these survivors “graduate” from Burn Camp, they go on to become members of the Future is Mine Community for adult survivors. The Burn Fund is dedicated to supporting burn survivors along every step of their journey.

These programs receive no government funding and rely on the support of people like you. Help ensure that burn survivors have the opportunity to access the support they need by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket today!

The deadline is tomorrow! As the clock strikes midnight, will you be a winner?

 

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Bright Nights 50/50 Deadline New Years Eve!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 28, 2020 — The Bright Nights 50/50 deadline is just days away! As the clock strikes twelve this New Year’s Eve, ring in the new year knowing that you could be a winner while supporting a worthy cause!

The Bright Nights 50/50 supports the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and its programs for burn survivors of all ages – from the littlest survivors to adults. You can help make a meaningful difference in their lives by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket.

The Jackpot is over $320,000 and tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

The newest children’s program to benefit from raffle proceeds is the Little Lionhearts Family Camp. In BC, more than 950 children are treated for serious burn injuries each year and 74 per cent of these children are aged one to four. Burns are the third leading cause of hospitalization for toddlers in this province.

Recognizing the need for family support, the Burn Fund launched the Little Lionhearts Family Camp in November 2019. Welcoming toddlers, their siblings, and their parents, this weekend retreat supports healing as a unit, because just like a pride of lions, these families stick together. That’s why programming is focused on trauma-informed care for all family members who are navigating their new reality. There are therapeutic workshops for children and adults, and there’s also a fierce amount of play time!

“We have a four year old son, Jules, who had a burn accident about eight months before the Little Lionhearts. We’re kind of blown away by this whole camp experience. Just being around other families who have also gone through a very traumatic burn injury, sharing experiences and stories, and being able to relate to one another, has really left us feeling like we’re not alone in this journey,” said Kate Walker-Renney. 

Show your support for these families by purchasing your 50/50 ticket today. The deadline to purchase is New Year’s Eve and the draw is happening January 4, 2021. Thank you for your support!

 

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Bright Nights 50/50 Tickets Make a Great Christmas Gift!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 23, 2020 — Fire fighters welcoming families, candy canes in hand, traditionally accept donations at a winter wonderland. Alas the Christmas lights this year are dim, but the festive spirit remains.

Help these first responders by showing that you care.
Buy your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket today and see just how you fare!

Like Santa’s sleigh, the jackpot soars.
At over $260,000, this incredible prize could be yours!

So get your Bright Nights 50/50 today to support a cause in need
Fire fighters and burn survivors will surely be grateful indeed!

Tickets make a great Christmas treat
And can be yours to make the New Year sweet!

1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park will return bigger and brighter next year, but in the meantime the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund needs your help. The Bright Nights 50/50 was created to recoup vital funds to ensure the Burn Fund’s programs can operate year round.

Proceeds support burn survivor programs, including virtual support and mental health workshops, the Burn Fund Bursary program, and the Home Away accommodation program which offers families travelling to Vancouver for burn and trauma treatment a home away from home. Established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, the Burn Fund is the charity of more than 4,000 professional fire fighters from 53 communities in BC and the Yukon.

With a deadline of New Year’s Eve and a draw date of January 4, 2021, you could walk into the New Year a winner while supporting a worthy cause.

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Deadline Just Two Weeks Away: Buy Your Bright Nights 50/50 Tickets!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 17, 2020 — With a jackpot of over $220,000, the Bright Nights 50/50 is your chance to walk into 2021 a winner! The deadline is just two weeks away, so buy your ticket today knowing that you’re supporting burn survivor programs like Burn Camp for kids.

All proceeds support the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund – a charity whose biggest fundraiser has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

For over 40 years, BC’s professional fire fighters have answered the call to support burn survivors from rescue to recovery. From paying for medical equipment to volunteering their time to put on an annual summer camp for kids, fire fighters are there for burn survivors. Now, you can be there for burn survivors too.

By purchasing a Bright Nights 50/50 ticket, you are helping to ensure that programs like Burn Camp will be a reality in 2021 – whether it’s virtual, or in person. Each year, around 70 campers and 60 camp counselors – fire fighters and nurses who volunteer a week of their time to be with the kids – enjoy a week of activities, connection, and healing.

“I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t end up attending the camp. It’s a place where I felt understood without even having to say a word. I know that it takes place for only one week out of the year, but I hope people don’t underestimate the positive effect that it has on the campers,” says Cassidy Phillips, Burn Survivor and Burn Camp Counsellor.

Founded in 1994, Burn Camp is the Burn Fund’s oldest Camp program. Receiving no government support, Burn Camp is entirely donor funded. A volunteer committee of fire fighters and nurses spend hundreds of hours planning the annual camp. The Burn Fund covers all expenses for children to attend, including travel from across the province, at a total cost of approximately $3,000 per child for a week of fun.

To support survivors at every age, Burn Camp has expanded to have a Little Lionhearts Camp, a weekend retreat for toddlers and their families, and Thrive, a five-day camp for young adults who have just graduated from Burn Camp. These programs rely on the generosity of supporters like you.

Help ensure that young burn survivors will have an opportunity to experience these life-changing programs by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket today!

With a deadline of New Year’s Eve and a draw date of January 4, 2021, you could walk into the New Year a winner while supporting a worthy cause.

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Bright Nights 50/50 Jackpot Soars Above $175K!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 11, 2020 — The Christmas lights at Bright Nights in Stanley Park will sadly not be shining bright this festive season, but you can be a bright light for burn survivors across BC by purchasing a Bright Nights 50/50 ticket.

At over $175,000, the jackpot is soaring! Buy your tickets today to support the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park was officially cancelled on Monday during the afternoon COVID update. While the Burn Fund supports Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Provincial Health Order banning social events until January 8, 2021, the cancellation of this holiday tradition means there will be a significant shortfall in the Burn Fund’s fundraising this year.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park is the Burn Fund’s single largest fundraising event of the year and is responsible for raising around a half million dollars. These funds keep the Burn Fund’s programs operating year round, ensuring that burn survivors from babies to seniors have the care they so urgently need.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park will return next year bigger and brighter. In the meantime, we are asking for your support. From purchasing vital medical equipment for burn units at BC hospitals to offering support through Burn Camp programs for children of all ages, hundreds of people in this province rely on the Burn Fund’s services.

You can support this vulnerable community by purchasing a Bright Nights 50/50 ticket. Help make someone’s Christmas a little brighter this year by buying your 50/50 tickets today!

With a deadline of New Year’s Eve and a draw date of January 4, 2021, you could walk into the New Year a winner!

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Give the gift of providing a Home Away From Home with the Bright Nights 50/50!

VANCOUVER, BC, December 4, 2020 — Help provide a home away from home for those in need this festive season. When you purchase your ticket for the Bright Nights 50/50, proceeds enable the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund to offer programs like Home Away. 

Home Away accommodations support burn survivors, fire fighters, and their families, who travel to Vancouver for important and sometimes urgent medical appointments. This program makes a real difference in the lives of burn survivors by eliminating the financial stress of finding accommodations in Vancouver.

The Bright Nights 50/50 is your chance to walk into 2021 a winner while supporting the Burn Fund’s much-needed services like the Home Away Program. 

The Jackpot is already over $116,000 so buy your tickets today! Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

Every year, hundreds of children and adults from around BC are admitted to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burns, Trauma, and High Acuity Unit at Vancouver General Hospital or the burn unit at BC Children’s Hospital suffering from serious burns or trauma. The Home Away Program offers these burn survivors and their families a home away from home while undergoing treatment, going through a transition from the burn unit to home, or returning for follow-up treatment. 

Home Away opened its doors in March 2016 and has since helped hundreds of families through a very difficult time. Located on the second floor of the Burn Fund Centre, Home Away includes eight suites with a kitchenette and ensuite, and shared amenities including a large kitchen, family room, children’s play area, library, laundry facilities, common and private outdoor spaces. This incredible amenities paired with supportive neighbours makes the program feel like home, when it is needed most.

Help make a difference in the lives of those in need by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 ticket today! Mark your calendar for the New Year’s Eve deadline and cross your fingers on January 4, 2021 when the draw will take place. Good luck!

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Help the Bright Nights 50/50 Reach $100K!

VANCOUVER, BC, November 26, 2020 — With the Bright Nights Christmas Train stopped in its tracks, the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund needs your help to hit our next big milestone of $100,000. At over $83,000, it’s almost there!

The Bright Nights 50/50 is your chance to walk into 2021 a winner while supporting a charity that has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

Buy your tickets today to support the charity of BC’s professional fire fighters.
Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that all seasonal events, including Bright Nights in Stanley Park, have been suspended until December 7, 2020. As the charity of BC’s professional fire fighters, the Burn Fund fully supports this Provincial Health Order, which aims to protect communities and slow the spread of COVID-19. We are hopeful that the Christmas Train will get back on track December 8th, but in the meantime, we need your support.

Bright Nights is not only a cherished holiday tradition for thousands of families and visitors, it’s the single largest fundraising event for the Burn Fund. For 23 years fire fighters across the province have transformed Stanley Park into a winter wonderland to raise funds for burn survivors.

The Bright Nights 50/50 is an extension of this beloved event. By purchasing a Bright Nights 50/50 ticket, you are enabling the Burn Fund to continue providing programs and support for burn survivors and their families, as well as fund much-needed fire and burn prevention education.

Buy your tickets today and mark your calendar for the New Year’s Eve deadline! The draw will take place January 4, 2021. Good luck!

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Bright Nights 50/50 Jackpot is Over $50K!

VANCOUVER, BC, November 20, 2020 — The Bright Nights 50/50 Jackpot is more than $50,000! Buy your tickets today and support the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. 

Fire fighters work tirelessly year-round to fundraise in support of burn survivors across BC. Support fire fighter fundraising by purchasing your Bright Nights 50/50 tickets today! Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

The Bright Nights 50/50 is named after the beloved 23-year holiday event where fire fighters transform Stanley Park into a winter wonderland to raise funds for burn survivors. While fire fighters traditionally accept donations at the entrance to Bright Nights, due to the pandemic this is not possible this year. The Bright Nights 50/50 Raffle was created in hopes of recouping these vital donations. 

Proceeds support the Burn Fund’s survivor programs and province-wide burn and fire prevention education initiatives, like the Fire Prevention Week Contest which takes place every October. This year’s contest welcomed a record number of poster and video submissions, successfully bringing fire prevention education into the classroom. 

The Burn Fund receives no government funding for these important programs and relies on the support of donors and people like you to support its fundraising efforts. Support the Burn Fund by purchasing your 50/50 tickets today! 

Mark your calendar for the New Year’s Eve deadline and stay tuned for the draw on January 4, 2021. Good luck!

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Support BC Fire Fighters’ Charity of Choice

VANCOUVER, BC, November 13, 2020 — The Bright Nights 50/50 is your  chance to walk into 2021 a winner while supporting the charity of BC’s professional fire fighters. 

From rescue to recovery, BC’s fire fighters support burn survivors every step of the way through the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. From purchasing supportive burn garments to helping young adult survivors Thrive, the Burn Fund makes a positive difference in the lives of burn survivors.

Support this community of fire fighters and burn survivors by purchasing a ticket for the new Bright Nights 50/50! Tickets are 1 for $15, 3 for $40, or 6 for $60.

BC Fire Fighters rely on the support of fundraisers like the Bright Nights 50/50 to enable burn survivor programs to operate year round. For 42 years, the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund has empowered and supported burn survivors of all ages.

Join BC’s fire fighters in supporting burn survivors by purchasing your 50/50 tickets today. Mark your calendar for the New Year’s Eve deadline and stay tuned for the draw on January 4, 2021. Good luck!

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