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Author Topic: Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit peep living with HIV  (Read 3429 times)

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Offline ubotts

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Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit peep living with HIV
« on: February 20, 2008, 10:29:13 AM »

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit people living with HIV

by Nick Langewis

On Monday, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced the nation's first state lottery ticket to benefit HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention.

All net proceeds from the sale of "Red Ribbon Cash" tickets will go directly to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the allocation of which will be overseen by a special advisory board.

"With so many Illinoisans afflicted with this terrible disease," said Blagojevich, "we must continue to create opportunities that raise awareness and to fund prevention and treatment options."

"The 'Quality of Life' lottery ticket," says Ida W. Byther-Smith, founder and executive director of The Jo-Ray House, "is an innovative resource for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. If half the people that play the lottery supported our education and prevention efforts, we can begin to win the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS."

"This isn't a lottery ticket for us," Byther-Smith continues, "this is a ticket that gives us hope for a better future."

"Red Ribbon Cash" hits retail outlets with widespread support from HIV outreach organizations, business and lawmakers alike, including U.S. Congressman Danny Davis, State Rep. Greg Harris, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and the Greater Westside Development Corporation.

Tickets go on sale at Illinois retail locations today, for $2 each.


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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit peep living with HIV
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 11:05:39 AM »
Thats awesome. I hope they do well.

Offline beachdude2003

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Re: Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit peep living with HIV
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 06:04:23 PM »
Hopefully more states will jump in and do the same thing ;D

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Re: Scratch-off lottery ticket to benefit peep living with HIV
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 06:44:17 PM »
What an excellent idea!
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