Alberta Cancer Foundation

Oilers Playoffs 50/50 to Help Alberta Fight Cancer

Oilers 50/50

Round 1 Raffles in Support of the Kids With Cancer Society, Ben Stelter Foundation and Alberta Cancer Foundation


Tickets can be Purchased at Edmontonoilers.Com/5050

April 15, 2024 (Edmonton, Alberta) – The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF), Kids with Cancer Society, Ben Stelter Foundation and Alberta Cancer Foundation are calling on all Albertans to join the fight against cancer by supporting the Alberta Fights Cancer raffles running until the end of Round 1 of the Oilers playoff series. The first multi-day raffle of Round 1 is now live and will run until 11:00 PM after Game 2—with the jackpot building each day to potentially record-breaking totals.

The combined playoff 50/50 jackpots over the past two post-seasons totaled over $49 million.

“We are honoured to once again help kids and families across Alberta who are battling cancer through our partnerships with the Kids with Cancer Society, Ben Stelter Foundation and Alberta Cancer Foundation,” said Corey Smith, Board Chair, EOCF. “These organizations are leading the fight against cancer in Alberta through innovative research and projects, advancing treatment and care, and providing support services to families—all with the goal of finding a cure for the devastating disease that affects us all. To all families out fighting this devastating disease, Oil Country is with you. You are not alone.”

The Kids with Cancer Society has been supporting and recognizing the individual needs of families for 45 years. All services and programs they offer are free to families, allowing them to concentrate on their children without the financial burden.

“Cancer takes so much from a child and family but because of the support of our community, we are able to provide hands on support to every family, no matter what they may need, whether it’s financial support, trauma counselling, help with school, or providing support programs where families meet one another and gain a network of trust and community,” said Chelsea Draeger, CEO, Kids with Cancer Society. “We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Edmonton Oilers who go above and beyond to make an incredible, positive difference in the lives of every child fighting cancer in our community.”

The Ben Stelter Foundation supports families with children battling cancer by helping create lifelong memories, reducing the financial burden and investing in research and innovative initiatives aimed at improving cancer treatments and finding potential cures.

“The Ben Stelter Foundation has made incredible strides forward in the last few months, launching a medical equipment program, and funding research for brain tumours within the University of Alberta,” said Mike Stelter, Executive Director of the Ben Stelter Foundation. “We are very grateful to the Edmonton Oilers, Oil Country and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation; for their continued unwavering support. Together, we will battle pediatric cancer.”

“One of our major undertakings is to bring Canada’s first Proton Beam Therapy to Edmonton and it will be another major legacy investment for the Ben Stelter Foundation,” said Ashif Mawji, Chair of the Ben Stelter Foundation. “To make this a community initiative, we are seeking funding and investment locally and fundraising programs like the incredible Oilers 50/50 will go a long way in making this come true and help Oil Country.”

The Alberta Cancer Foundation strives to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring the community to contribute towards advancements in the areas of detection, treatment and care.

“We are immensely thankful to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Oil Country for their commitment to supporting Albertans facing cancer,” said Wendy Beauchesne, CEO, Alberta Cancer Foundation. “Funds raised through the 50/50 draw will benefit the life-changing work happening every day at the Cross Cancer Institute, including groundbreaking clinical trials, which offer new hope for patients with hard-to-treat cancers when they need it most.”

This year’s Oilers Playoff Bonus Raffle provides an option to purchase a $20 Playoff Bonus raffle ticket for a chance to win a growing jackpot to be drawn on June 26—after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Customers who purchase $100 in 50/50 tickets will receive $25 for Boston Pizza and a $25 Sports Bet for Play Alberta.

The first multi-day 50/50 raffle of the playoffs will feature 20 early-bird prizes, including playoff tickets, multiple cash and gift card prizes, an Oilers home opener package and two Ford Bronco Sports.

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About Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is a proud supporter of Oil Country and has been contributing to our community’s success since 2001. With a focus on programs aimed at those most vulnerable in our community and youth hockey programming with a goal to increase participation of under-represented groups in our community, the Oilers Foundation is dedicated to building strong, vibrant and safe communities by demonstrating philanthropic leadership and continues its deep legacy of giving back. Thanks to the generosity of our valued hockey fans, Oilers players and alumni, the EOCF Board of Directors, OEG Sports & Entertainment employees and the Katz Family, the Foundation has contributed to more than 3,000 charitable organizations and minor hockey programs across Oil Country.

About Kids with Cancer Society

The Kids with Cancer Society has been helping children with cancer and their families for over 44 years. Childhood cancer causes stressors most people don’t even realize. Kids may struggle with school because of their treatment, anxiety and trauma can take over a family’s well-being, parents may need to leave their job to be at their child’s bedside, creating financial hardship. The Kids with Cancer Society helps families with education, counselling, financial, family and clinical programs from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond, all at no cost to families. Kids and their families go through so much and we are there, every step of the way because we are stronger together.

About Ben Stelter Foundation

The Ben Stelter Foundation, a registered Canadian charity, is dedicated to helping families with children battling cancer, particularly Glioblastoma and other types of cancer. The foundation focuses on four main pillars, which include creating magical experiences for children, purchasing medical equipment for those in need, venture philanthropy and investing in research and potential cures for cancer. The foundation started in Edmonton and has plans to expand across Canada and beyond.

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About the Alberta Cancer Foundation

Creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care. Albertans helping Albertans is at the core of everything the Alberta Cancer Foundation does. As the official fundraising partner for every Alberta Health Services cancer centre in Alberta, our very purpose comes from our desire to create more moments for all Albertans facing cancer, no matter where they live or the type of cancer they are facing. From the Canmore mountains to the canola fields in Lloydminster, we make life better for Albertans facing cancer by supporting world-class research and patient care, close to home.

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Kevin Rapanos
OEG Sports & Entertainment