THE COUNTDOWN TO THE
SPRING RAFFLE IS ON

When you play the Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle, you have the chance to win over 2,400 prizes, including cars, trips and $1 million in cash. And every ticket you buy supports life-changing research, clinical innovation and patient care at Barrow Neurological Institute. So there’s really no way to lose.

Prizes

Over $100,000 in Appreciation Draw prizes. What else will is in store for the spring Raffle? Stay tuned for the full prize list.

Patient Stories

Melissa Geiser

Melissa Geiser

Melissa has suffered from migraines since she was a teenager. So when she went for an MRI, the last thing she expected to hear was that she had an inoperable brain tumor. Not content with that diagnosis, she reached out to Barrow and Dr. Nader Sanai. Dr. Sanai was able to remove her entire tumor and help her return to a normal life.

Jennifer Story

Jennifer Story

Jennifer has experienced debilitating migraines since she was a child. Last year, they became so bad, they sent her to the ER. Thankfully, a family friend recommended Barrow. At their first meeting, Dr. Kerry Knievel told Jennifer she wouldn’t let her leave in pain. And she didn’t. For the first time in nearly four decades, Jennifer is migraine-free and able to fully live her life.

Jay Layman

Jay Layman

At just 51 years old, Jay was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. While his disease is not yet curable, his early diagnosis and the quality of care he receives at Barrow have given him the gift of time – more time to spend with family, more time to plan for the future, more time to relish every moment. Jay has also become an advocate for Barrow and the research into disorders like his.

Heather Knies

Heather Knies

When she was in her early 20s, Heather was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and told she only had a few months to live. That was over 10 years ago. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at Barrow Neurological Institute, Heather is living the life she always dreamed of. She's happy and healthy with a loving husband and a beautiful little girl.

Doug Clough

Doug Clough

Doug was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. While there is currently no cure, he's participating in clinical trials through Barrow Neurological Institute that, along with world-class patient care, are helping improve Doug's quality of life, allowing him to spend more time doing the things he loves with the people he loves.

Richard Paulson

Richard Paulson

After suffering a heart attack, Richard was concerned about undergoing major surgery for his back problems. He consulted with surgeons across the region to find a minimally invasive treatment before going to Barrow. Using a revolutionary new surgical robot pioneered at Barrow, doctors performed his spinal fusion with minimal tissue damage, greatly speeding his recovery time.

Vanessa Garza McAllister

Vanessa Garza McAllister

While undergoing an MRI, doctors in Boston discovered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in Vanessa’s brain. Because of the difficulty of operating on AVMs, they advised her to live with the risk of it rupturing. So Vanessa reached out to the leading experts at Barrow. They successfully removed the AVM, saving her life and reuniting her with her family.

Alexa Caiazzo

Alexa Caiazzo

At 16, Alexa began experiencing extremely bad headaches and pain in her legs. The pain was so bad that she couldn’t read or write and was sleeping between 15 and 20 hours a day. The neurologists at Barrow quickly realized that Alexa was suffering from a series of concussions she had sustained while cheerleading and helped her get back on her feet.

Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

Shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Brian got a new job – re-designing the very place he was being treated, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Inspired by the care he's received there, Brian volunteers as a peer advocate in research and acts as a resource for others recently diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Heather Gordon

Heather Gordon

Heather developed a rare tumor on her spine that was growing rapidly. If it continued to grow, it would eventually crush her spinal cord and paralyze her. Because of the size of the tumor, removing it was tricky. So her doctor referred her to Barrow. Her neurosurgeon there was able to remove the tumor without complications and she’s looking forward to rejoining the track team next year.

Alejandra Borunda

Alejandra Borunda

At just 29, Alejandra was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A complete shock. She had seen a family member's experience with the disease, but wanted to understand more. In her research, she found Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and became actively involved. Through Barrow, Alejandra has built a second family and a support system to help her manage her symptoms.

Amanda Ippel

Amanda Ippel

Amanda's life changed in an instant one evening in May 2012, when a crushing pain rocked the right hemisphere of her brain. Thirteen weeks pregnant with her fifth child, Amanda had suffered a middle cerebral artery infarction. Now her baby is healthy and safe, and her hard work at Barrow's Center for Transitional NeuroRehabilitation is paying off.

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Physicians & Programs

Michael Lawton, MD

Barrow Neurological Institute

Barrow neurosurgeons perform more brain surgeries than anywhere else in the world. Dr. Lawton, the president of Barrow, has treated more than 4,000 brain aneurysms, 800 AVMs and 1,000 cavernous malformations.

Michael Lawton, MD President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute

Juan Uribe, MD

Spinal Disorders

Barrow is a leading institute for spine surgery, including specialized surgical treatment of scoliosis, spinal trauma and spinal tumors using minimally invasive and robotic techniques.

Juan Uribe, MD Chief, Spinal Disorders

Nader Sanai, MD

Ivy Brain Tumor Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute

Malignant brain tumors are one of the deadliest of all brain conditions. The center is working to extend the lives of patients diagnosed with these killers through innovative research and patient care.

Nader Sanai, MD Ivy Brain Tumor Research Center

Francisco Ponce, MD

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

DBS has allowed many Parkinson's patients to return to a more normal life. Barrow is making DBS available to more patients and exploring how DBS can help patients with Alzheimer's and other problems.

Francisco Ponce, MD Director of the Barrow Center for Neuromodulation

Christina Kwasnica, MD

Rehabilitation for Brain and Spine Problems

Barrow offers people with brain and spine injuries rehabilitation for every stage of recovery. Our specialized inpatient and outpatient programs help patients return to more productive lives.

Christina Kwasnica, MD Medical Director of Neurorehabilitation

Javier Cardenas

Concussion Prevention, Treatment and Research

As a national leader in concussion education, treatment and research, Barrow works with others in the community to educate student athletes, parents and the public about the dangers of brain injuries.

Javier Cardenas Director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center

Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD

Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center

Our physicians and research scientists work with and for you to deliver the vanguard of therapy for neuromuscular diseases while simultaneously developing the treatments of the future.

Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD Senior Vice President Barrow Neurological Institute

Holly Shill, MD

Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Center

Recent advances in medicines and surgical treatments have given us new resources to fight against Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Holly Shill, MD Director of the Muhammad Ali Movement Disorder Center

Winners Hall of Fame

Debbie K.

Debbie K.

Spring 2018 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Deana L.

Deana L.

Spring 2018 3-Pack Prize Winner

Won a 2018 Mercedes CLA 250C

Ricardo L.

Ricardo L.

Fall 2017 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Armando G.

Armando G.

Spring 2017 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Brenda L.

Brenda L.

Spring 2017 New Car Friday winner

Won a 2017 Acura TLX

Judith C.

Judith C.

Spring 2017 Appreciation winner

Won $25,000 cash

Charlene H.

Charlene H.

Fall 2016 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Karly F.

Karly F.

Fall 2016 #ThankfulThursday winner

Won $10,000 cash

Robert G.

Robert G.

Fall 2016 #ThankfulThursday winner

Won a 2016 Ford F-150

Wanda S.

Wanda S.

Fall 2016 #ThankfulThursday winner

Won $10,000 cash

Michael M.

Michael M.

Spring 2016 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Paul S.

Paul S.

Spring 2016 Second Grand Prize winner

Won $100,000 cash and a vacation for two on the French Riviera

Leonard P.

Leonard P.

Spring 2016 VIP winner

Won $50,000 cash plus a Celebrity Fight Night VIP Experience

Matia W.

Matia W.

Spring 2016 Appreciation winner

Won a 2016 Audi A3 and a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas

Kirsten G.

Kirsten G.

Spring 2016 Appreciation winner

Won a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and an Alaskan Cruise

Verna Z.

Verna Z.

Spring 2016 High-Roller winner

Won $25,000 cash

David E.

David E.

Spring 2016 Early Draw winner

Won a Cardinals Charity Golf Foursome

Amy S.

Amy S.

Spring 2016 Early Draw winner

Won $10,000 cash

Vincent C.

Vincent C.

Spring 2016 Early Draw winner

Won a luxury retreat in St. Barts

Michelle I.

Michelle I.

Fall 2015 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Gene F.

Gene F.

Fall 2015 Second Grand Prize winner

Won a 2015 Porsche Cayman

Todd E.

Todd E.

Fall 2015 VIP Appreciation winner

Won a trip to Tuscany

Donna A.

Donna A.

Fall 2015 VIP Appreciation winner

Won a trip to the British Virgin Islands

Nancy R.

Nancy R.

Fall 2015 VIP Appreciation winner

Won a South African Safari

Patsy E.

Patsy E.

Fall 2015 High-Roller winner

Won $25,000 cash

Mike O.

Mike O.

Fall 2015 Early Draw winner

Won a Gammage Opening Night Experience

Beemeth R.

Beemeth R.

Fall 2015 Early Draw winner

Won a Cabo San Lucas Resort Vacation

Brendan F.

Brendan F.

Spring 2015 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Nancy B.

Nancy B.

Spring 2015 Second Grand Prize winner

Won the Orient Express Trip of a Lifetime and $100,000 cash

Thomas O.

Thomas O.

Spring 2015 VIP winner

Won $50,000 cash

Bob F.

Bob F.

Spring 2015 Appreciation winner

Won a 2015 BMW X3

Shana G.

Shana G.

Spring 2015 Early Draw winner

Won a 2015 Mini Cooper S

Mark C.

Mark C.

Spring 2014 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Mark G.

Mark G.

Spring 2014 Second Grand Prize winner

Won $125,000 cash, a Porsche Boxster convertible and a trip to Europe

Trisha H.

Trisha H.

Spring 2014 VIP winner

Won $50,000 cash

Debra B.

Debra B.

Spring 2014 Appreciation winner

Won a 2014 Acura MDX SUV plus $13,750 cash

Donna E.

Donna E.

Spring 2014 Early Draw winner

Won a 2014 BMW 320i plus $11,200 cash

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Fall 2014 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

Larry S.

Larry S.

Fall 2014 Second Grand Prize winner

Won $100,000 cash, a 2014 Jaguar Convertible and a Costa Rica Experience

Don K.

Don K.

Fall 2014 VIP winner

Won $50,000 cash

Mike H.

Mike H.

Fall 2014 Appreciation winner

Won $10,000 cash

Andrea K.

Andrea K.

Fall 2014 Early Draw winner

Won a 2014 Toyota Tundra DBL Cab Truck plus $11,150 cash

FAQ

Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

What is the Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute?

The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute is an opportunity for the public to help raise revenue by purchasing tickets that could win a prize. Net proceeds from the Raffle go toward patient care, medical education and/or research — in keeping with Arizona legislation authorizing such a raffle.

You may have heard the Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle called “Arizona’s Original Raffle.” That’s because this fundraising concept began in Arizona in 2003, and it’s now the oldest fundraiser of its kind in the United States. The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle is proud of this fact — and even prouder of the amazing things happening every day at Barrow Neurological Institute as a result of the dollars generated by this project. The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle is not philanthropy in the traditional sense. Instead, it uses an entertainment and prize format to attract dollars in support of Barrow Neurological Institute.

When does the raffle take place?

The spring 2019 Health & Wealth Raffle begins on Thursday, March 14, 2019 and ends at midnight on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Where does the money go?

The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle contributes to the community in three major ways:

  1. It provides new revenues for research, medical education and patient care at Barrow Neurological Institute.
  2. It generates a positive economic impact for Arizona with the majority of services and prizes (with approximate value at $1.9 million) being purchased in Arizona.
  3. Raffle winners come away with valuable and exciting prizes.

Now in its 17th year, the Health & Wealth Raffle has sponsored 31 successful raffles and contributed more than $58 million to research, medical education and patient care at Barrow Neurological Institute.

How are the prizes drawn?

The draws are conducted electronically by CBIZ MHM, LLC. The algorithm and random number generator used to conduct the draw, and its ability to generate truly random numbers, has been tested against industry standards for confirming random number generation and found to comply with such standards.

If someone wins a prize, is that original entry still eligible for additional prizes?

Yes, each ticket purchased is eligible for all remaining prizes. After each prize is drawn, the winner’s ticket will be returned to the draw and each entry remains in the draw for all subsequent prizes and drawings. It is possible that a person who purchases only one ticket could win more than one prize in a single draw. This process allows each entrant to be eligible to win each prize, in every draw they qualify for, including the $1 Million Grand Prize.

Can I have my prize shipped out of state, and can I get a substitution or cash instead of the prize I've won?

With the exception of vehicles, prizes can be shipped out of state. Unless specified in your prize letter, there are no prize substitutions and, as stated in the Rules & Regulations, only specified prizes may be exchanged for cash value.

How much does it cost to participate?

Single tickets are $100, and a 3-pack of tickets can be purchased for $250. Individuals may enter as many times as they wish as long as tickets are available.

How does someone enter the Raffle?

Raffle entries will go on sale beginning March 14, 2019. Entries are accepted: 1) by telephone, toll-free at 1-866-658-4067; 2) in person in the lobby of the Barrow Neurological Foundation; and 3) via the internet www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.

Will I receive a ticket?

No. Tickets are in electronic form; there are no hard-copy tickets. You will receive a receipt that indicates your ticket confirmation number(s) and the number of tickets purchased. If we have your email address, entry purchasers will receive their confirmation number(s) solely by return email. For all other entry purchasers, ticket confirmation number(s) will be mailed within ten (10) business days of purchase. Please refer to the Raffle Rules & Regulations for details.

If I am a grand prize winner, will my name be publicized?

Yes. By purchasing an entry in the Raffle, you give permission to the Raffle, Barrow Neurological Foundation and Barrow Neurological Institute to publish your full name, location (city and state), and the prize you won. In addition, the grand prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release before receiving any prizes.

Who is eligible to purchase raffle entries?

In order to participate in the Heath & Wealth Raffle, an entry purchaser, and anyone to whom an entry purchaser legally transfers an entry, must be either a business entity or an individual 21 years of age, or older, at the time of entry purchase. Individuals buying on behalf of a business/legal entity must be legal representatives of the business and must, themselves, be 21 years of age, or older, at the time of entry purchase. It is not necessary to be a resident of the state of Arizona, but one must be physically present in Arizona at the time of entry purchase. Only one (1) individual may be identified as an entry purchaser. By entering the Raffle, the entry purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of and agrees to abide by the Raffle’s Rules & Regulations. The following individuals and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies and agencies are not eligible to win a prize in the Raffle: (a) board members and executive management team of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; (b) Dignity Health Arizona Service Area Leadership Team; (c) board members and all employees of St. Joseph’s Foundation and Barrow Neurological Foundation; (d) the employees of CBIZ, Inc. and its subsidiaries; (e) R&R Partners employees. The above list of exclusions (items a, b, c, d, e) also applies to immediate family members residing in the same household.

How will the winners be notified?

CBIZ MHM, LLC, in conjunction with the director of the Raffle, will notify all winners by mail, phone or email of what they have won, how to claim their prize and the time frame in which to do so. Prize suppliers may also contact winners via telephone and/or email to verify the shipping address for prizes.

What happens if a winning ticket has more than one name listed?

As stated in the Rules & Regulations, the prize will be delivered to the first name on the entry.

What does a prize winner need to claim his/her prize?

Some winners may be required to complete IRS Form W-2G, and to present their award letter and two forms of identification that verify their name, address, and social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Examples of acceptable identification include Social Security card; voter identification card; valid driver’s license; passport; or ID card issued by a federal, state or local government. Winners do not need their entry verification or ticket to claim their prizes. Prizes may be transferred to another winner by providing proper documentation to the Administrator and prize supplier.

What else do players need to know?

The proceeds benefit Barrow Neurological Institute; however, the cost of the entry does not qualify as a charitable deduction since it is deemed to be a form of gaming. An entry may qualify as a gambling deduction; however, please consult your tax adviser for specific applicable tax rules. All winners are responsible for any and all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. The IRS requires income tax withholding on prize values in excess of $5,000, and this tax must be collected prior to prize distribution. All cash prizes will be paid net of applicable income tax withholding. Prizes must be accepted as awarded with no cash-in-lieu-of option, except where otherwise indicated in the Rules & Regulations at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.

Who runs the Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle?

The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute is sponsored and managed by Barrow Neurological Foundation. Further questions can be directed to customer service at 1-866-658-4069 or via email at HealthWealthRaffle@dignityhealth.org.

Rules

Spring 2019 rules coming soon.
Barrow Neurological Institute

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Barrow Neurological Institute is an internationally-recognized leader in treating patients with brain and spine disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain tumors and migraine. Barrow makes the impossible possible by accepting patients who have been told there is no hope and pushing the boundaries of established protocols to create revolutionary treatments.

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