The relationship between Kinsmen and the Alberta Children’s Hospital dates back several decades when Kinsmen funded the hospital’s on site school for sick children.
Since 1993 the Kinsmen Club of the Stampede City has furthered that relationship through the Kinsmen Lotto for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The annual home lottery has generated over $26 million which has had a major and measurable impact on making the hospital a centre of excellence in child health, research and family centred care.
The funds raised in the lottery have been donated by Kinsmen to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund important medical equipment such as a bipolar imaging machine and most recently, a state-of-the-art high resolution magenetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. We were an important partner donating funds to the capital campaign necessary to build the new hospital which opened in its new location in 2006. Kinsmen funded Canada’s first Chair in Pediatric Neurosciences, a move which ultimately drew several of the world’s other finest pediatric physicians to work at the hospital.
Regardless of the equipment or programs funded, parents throughout Calgary and Southern Alberta rest a bit easier knowing that the Alberta Children’s Hospital is one of the best children’s hospitals in the world and it’s right here in our backyard. Kinsmen take pride in knowing that they’ve had a role in that.
Whether lottery supporters win a prize or not, they know that every ticket purchased is a guaranteed winner for the young patients at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
For more information about the Kinsmen Lotto for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, visit www.homelotto.com.