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 $33 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 Kristin Heard - St. Joseph's patient spokesperson for the 2018 Fall Dream Lottery
Kristin spent years in recovery after an incident on the soccer field left her with a concussion. Severe headaches, fatigue and dizziness made life extremely challenging for the outgoing mother of three young children. Everyday activities like driving her kids to hockey practice or sitting down with family at the dinner table became draining. She spent much of her time sleeping in a dark room.
Unable to concentrate for long periods of time, Kristin took a leave from her job and put a hold on her master’s program to focus on recovering. She was determined to get better but progress was slow. It seemed like every step forward was followed by two steps backwards.
That was when her family doctor referred her to the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Parkwood Institute. Her clinical team took a comprehensive approach to her care, treating the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of her injury at the same time. She learned to pace her recovery and process information so that she didn’t feel overwhelmed. She also introduced meditation and yoga into her daily routine for exercise.
Slowly the cloud inside her mind began to clear and she started to feel like herself again. Though she no longer plays soccer, Kristin has since made a full recovery and is back to working and being a busy parent of three kids thanks to the dedicated team at St. Joseph’s.