A RAFFLE JUST FOR YOU COMING SOON

MANY THANKS. MANY PRIZES.

This fall, the Health & Wealth Raffle is all about saying thank you to our returning players for helping Barrow Neurological Institute change lives across the Valley and the world. That means we're limiting the number of tickets available to give you better odds of winning the $1,000,000 grand prize. We also have some other special thank-yous in store. So stay tuned.

Prizes

Fall 2017 prizes will be revealed on September 21.

Patient Stories

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 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.

Rashaad Gregory

Rashaad Gregory

Rashaad was in a serious car accident that separated his skull from his spine. While most people die from this type of injury or survive as quadriplegics on life support, Rashaad was able to leave Barrow with the assistance of a walker just four months later.

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Micah Andrews

Micah Andrews

It isn't hard to see why people call Micah Andrews "Miracle Micah." At age two, he was involved in a car accident that separated his skull from his spine. Thanks to a pioneering surgery performed at Barrow Neurological Institute, Micah is alive and well. Today, he's living like any other kid and growing stronger every day.

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Erik Humphrey

Erik Humphrey

Erik Humphrey was blindsided when his doctor told him that he had three months to live due to a malignant brain tumor. That was back in 2003. Thanks to Barrow Neurological Institute, he's defied the odds. A loving husband and proud father of three, he'll be the first to tell you that he's the luckiest guy on Earth.

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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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Holly Hudson

Holly Hudson

11-year-old Holly Hudson had a little-known brain tumor that caused her to suffer from approximately 50 seizures each month. After undergoing a minimally invasive surgery at Barrow that utilizes MRI-guided laser technology to destroy brain tumors, Holly is seizure-free.

Sam Schmid

Sam Schmid

In 2011, Sam suffered a brain aneurysm, a stroke and a severe brain injury from a five-car accident. He made international headlines when he wiggled his fingers moments after medical staff had discussed the possibility of taking him off life support. Sam went on to make a remarkable recovery.

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Ryan Christiansen

Ryan Christiansen

Ryan was airlifted to Barrow after a mixed martial arts accident that would have left most paraplegic. A ruptured disc had torn through his spinal cord. He was told he would likely need a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but Ryan regained his ability to walk just days after surgery.

Maverick Almendarez

Maverick Almendarez

Frequent severe nosebleeds in the middle of the night sent Maverick to the doctor about a year ago. A scan revealed a potato-sized tumor on the side of his left eye at the base of his nose. Rather than a traditional craniotomy, he underwent a minimally invasive surgery that was designed to remove skull base tumors through the nose.

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David Cooper

David Cooper

David suffered a herniated thoracic disk while diving head first into first base. Without surgery, he faced potential paralysis but traditional surgery was too intensive. After undergoing a minimally invasive method of thoracoscopic neurosurgery at Barrow, he returned to the Valley during spring training as the newest first baseman for the Cleveland Indians.

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Julie Stendal

Julie Stendal

Diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation, a rare neurological disorder causing abnormal tangles of arteries and veins in her spine, Julie flew from Norway to Phoenix to undergo a specialized surgery developed at Barrow. Two days after surgery, the 26-year-old was walking once again and was expected to make a full recovery.

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Catherine Kozuch

Catherine Kozuch

After a serious dune buggy accident, a miraculous surgery and years of rehab, Cat did the impossible – she walked out of the hospital on her own two feet. She’s always positive, she gets stronger each day and she just married the love of her life.

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Ian Yates

Ian Yates

13 year-old Ian Yates skateboarded and karate kicked his way back from a rogue mass of bleeding blood vessels thanks to his own willpower and the doctors from Barrow.

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Cristin Van Driel

Cristin Van Driel

Cristin had severe pain and movement difficulty in her legs after she was hit by a car while training on her bicycle. Doctors at Barrow were able to repair the damage, and she is now pain free and Running for a Reason.

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Mike Walker

Mike Walker

A week before Christmas of 2012, Mike called his fiancé, Kathy, afraid that he was having a stroke at work. When the couple learned that there was a massive aneurysm in Mike's brain, they decided to get married right there in the emergency room. Now, following several successful surgeries, Mike visits the emergency room each year with Kathy as an anniversary tradition.

Physicians & Programs

Nader Sanai, MD

Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center (BBTRC)

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

Nader Sanai, MD Director of the Barrow 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

Steve Chung, MD

Brain and Spine Research

Research is the engine that drives healthcare advancements. Barrow scientists are developing better treatments, improving surgical tools and working on cures. They are improving patients' lives.

Steve Chung, MD Director of Clinical Epilepsy Research

An Tran, MD

Specialty Training for Neurologists and Neurosurgeons

Fellowships give young neurologists and neurosurgeons additional training in a subspecialty area. Barrow offers fellowships in Parkinson's, spine surgery and many other areas, training future specialists.

An Tran, MD Clinical Movement Disorders Fellow

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

Laura Snyder, MD

Doctor Training

More than 200 young physicians in 10 residency programs and nine subspecialty programs are training at St. Joseph's and Barrow. The Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's opened in 2012.

Laura Snyder, MD

Jim Pipe, PhD

Research Support for Leading Brain and Spine Experts

Endowed chairs provide leading physicians and scientists a steady stream of income for research. Chairs recognize achievement and help the hospital recruit and retain the best doctors and researchers.

Jim Pipe, PhD Imaging Innovation Chair

Ross Bremner, MD

Lung Programs and Research

St. Joseph's offers high-level care for diseases of the lungs and esophagus, including early-stage lung and esophageal cancers. The hospital's lung transplant center is one of the nation's biggest and most successful.

Ross Bremner, MD Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Bradley Monk, MD

Cancer Programs

St. Joseph's and the University of Arizona Cancer Center have joined forces to provide the highest quality care for cancer patients. A new outpatient center offering comprehensive cancer care opened this summer in downtown Phoenix.

Bradley Monk, MD Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Sharon Glanville, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

High-risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Care

St. Joseph's offers care for every type of pregnancy, with a special focus on women facing complicated pregnancies. Critically ill newborns receive the highest level of care in our Level III Neonatal ICU.

Sharon Glanville, RN, MSN Exec. Director of Women's & Children's Services

Michael Christopher, MD

Trauma and Emergency Care

The Trauma Center at St. Joseph's Hospital was the first in Arizona to receive Level I verification from the American College of Surgeons. St. Joseph's provides life-saving care for all types of injuries and illnesses.

Michael Christopher, MD Emergency Department Physician

Winners Hall of Fame

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

Jon B.

Jon B.

Fall 2013 Appreciation Prize winner

Won Mercedes C250

Dawn L.

Dawn L.

Spring 2013 Grand Prize winner

Won $1 million cash

FAQ

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

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

The 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 Health & Wealth Raffle called "Arizona’s Original Raffle." That's because this fundraising concept in Arizona in 2003, and it's now the oldest fundraiser of its kind in the United States. The 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 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.

Where does the money go?

The 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 and St. Joseph's. 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 14th year, the Health & Wealth Raffle has sponsored 26 successful raffles and contributed more than $53 million to research, medical education and patient care at Barrow and St. Joseph's.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning a prize are at least 1-in-25 with the purchase of one ticket, as verified by the accounting firm CBIZ MHM, LLC. Holding multiple tickets does not change the odds that any one ticket will win; rather it gives a person more chances to win since each ticket has at least a 1-in-25 chance of winning a prize.

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 have 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 draw, the winner’s ticket(s) will be returned to the draw, and each entry remains in the draw for all subsequent prize drawings. It is possible that a person who purchases only one ticket could win more than one 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.

When does the raffle take place?

The fall 2017 Health & Wealth Raffle begins on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and ends at midnight on Thursday, October 19.

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 9, 2017, with email and mail directed toward our returning players. Entries are accepted: 1) by telephone, toll-free at 1-866-658-4067; 2) in person at the main lobby of St. Joseph's Hospital; and 3) via the Internet at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.

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, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 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, 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; and (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 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 at St. Joseph’s Hospital; 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 Health & Wealth Raffle?

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

Rules

Fall 2017 rules coming soon.

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Barrow Neurological Institute is an internationally renowned medical center for brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries. In just five decades, Barrow has become a worldwide leader offering patient care, medical education and research in the neurosciences.

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