With the November 30th deadline quickly approaching,
just $25 and a little luck is all anyone needs for the chance to score big in LifeStream Blood
Bank’s Dream Raffle.
This year’s grand prize winner may choose either a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport ($28,000
value) or $20,000 cash. Five other major prizes valued at $750 – $2,000 each will also be
awarded during the December 8th drawing.
Tickets are $25 each. As a special incentive to purchase multiple tickets in support of
LifeStream’s final fundraiser of the year, for every four tickets sold in a single $100 transaction,
buyers receive a bonus entry which gives them an extra chance to win all Dream Raffle prizes.
The bonus entry is also placed into a separate drawing for a five–carat diamond bracelet
($7,000 value) donated by El Paseo Jewelers.
LifeStream reports that approximately 2,300 tickets of the 5,000 tickets available were
sold as of October 31, 2021. “Even if we sell out, the odds of winning the grand prize or other
prizes are very good,” said Rick Axelrod, MD, LifeStream’s president/CEO and medical director.
“The odds of winning the diamond bracelet are currently 1 in 500.”
Dream Raffle proceeds will help LifeStream cover the cost of two new bloodmobiles.
“These bloodmobiles will ensure that our team remains ‘on the road’ in full force to collect blood
products to assist surgical and cancer patients, accident and trauma victims, and even newborn
babies,” said Axelrod.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 909–386–6929 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Details about all prizes, payment options, and raffle rules may be found at
Major prizes include a flight on a P–51 Mustang WWII plane; a 4–day, 3–night New
Mexico winter getaway with ski package at a Red River cabin; a 2–night stay and dinner for two
at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa; an entertainment system that includes a Samsung
65” 4K Crystal UHD TV and sound bar system; and a NEXGRILL Deluxe six–burner gas grill,
Omaha Steaks and accessories.
LifeStream’s Dream Raffle is presented by Blanke Schein Wealth Management and
sponsored by Palm Springs Motors, El Paseo Jewelers, KESQ News Channel 3, The Desert
Sun | Local iQ, KOLA 99.9, Contour Dermatology, Sam’s Club and Walmart.
LifeStream is a nonprofit, local, comprehensive blood bank that is the exclusive provider
of blood products and services to all Coachella Valley–area hospitals. For more information and
to set an appointment to “give the gift of life” call 800–879–4484 or visit LStream.org