Events & Gaming
There are many ways to get involved and enhance the care, teaching and research at St. Joseph’s. Join us at one of our annual fundraising events or host your own celebration.
St. Joseph’s corporate sponsorship program is an excellent opportunity to align your company’s brand with one of Canada's leading academic hospitals. Every year we host two signature events: St. Joseph's Tribute Dinner and Breakfast of Champions. These events help us showcase the work we do to enable world-class care, teaching and research. As a valued partner, your company can reach a large audience through a variety of corporate recognition opportunities.
Our partners and friends also host dozens of community events in support of St. Joseph's.
- Attend one of our signature events: Breakfast of Champions or Tribute Dinner
- Host your own community event or celebration in support of St. Joseph’s
- Learn how you can sponsor an upcoming event or support one of our major funding priorities.
Dream Lottery has raised more than $30 million (net) since 1996 to support innovative equipment and technology, research, teaching and unique patient care initiatives at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital at LHSC. Combined, London's three hospitals receive more than 1.5 million patient visits from across Southwestern Ontario each year.
All Dream Lottery details including: rules, prize list, maps to the dream homes and their open hours, virtual home tours, sales deadlines, draw dates – and how lottery proceeds benefit patients at all three hospitals - can be found on the Dream Lottery website.
Meet Greg Ackland - St. Joseph's patient spokesperson for the 2018 Spring Dream Lottery
Greg is a research participant who is benefitting from an experimental treatment for type 2 diabetes
With a family history of type 2 diabetes, Greg Ackland was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than six years ago when he underwent an operation for a hernia. He developed a mild infection and, while being treated, his care team discovered his blood sugar levels were high.
Greg started diabetes treatment and was eventually taking four pills per day. “I watched the progression of my medications and thought ‘I’m losing this battle,’” says Greg.
That’s when he heard about the REMIT study on the local news and, after meeting the criteria, he was enrolled. Lawson Health Research Institute is one of seven Canadian sites taking part in the REMIT study with clinical trials held at St. Joseph’s Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. REMIT consists of a series of clinical trials that tests an aggressive approach in recently diagnosed patients in an attempt to induce remission of the disease. The first two trials in London saw significant interest in participation from those with type 2 diabetes. A third REMIT trial is now being launched providing another opportunity for individuals with type 2 diabetes to take part.
The outcomes of the study have been incredible. Greg has now stopped all medications and his blood sugar levels are good. Thanks to the REMIT study, Greg has a new lease of life and has recommitted to routine exercise, resulting in weight loss and muscle gain.