STARS flew more than 880 missions in Saskatchewan last year alone. Every call involves patients in critical need of our vital service, facing emergencies where care and transport by STARS crews is their best chance at survival. But we can’t do it without you.
THE LOTTERY ON A MISSION
WHY EVERY TICKET MATTERS
With each ticket you buy, you’re not just getting the chance to win 2,061 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including two grand prize dream homes valued at over $1.5 million each, you’re funding our life-saving operations, tools and training.
You’re giving our patients a second chance at life.
As the world battles COVID-19, the safety of our patients, nurses, paramedics, transport physicians and pilots remains at the forefront of every decision we make.
To share our knowledge with other first responders, the STARS education team created an online portal full of information about COVID-19-related topics.
Each ticket you purchase helps improve all patient care.
SAVING TIME SAVES LIVES
At STARS we know that saving lives requires saving time. Our team of paramedics, nurses, transport physicians, pilots and helicopters begin providing critical care to our patients from the moment we land on scene until we arrive at hospital.
STARS Lottery supporters like you ride along with us on every mission.
Every STARS helicopter, education unit and hangar is equipped with the most advanced medical, aviation and training equipment available.
When you support STARS, you help make this possible.
ONE YEAR IN NUMBERS
EMERGENCY REQUESTS HANDLED BY THE STARS EMERGENCY LINK CENTRE
MEDICAL PERSONNEL TRAINED
DAILY AVERAGE MISSIONS
MORE THAN 45,000 MISSIONS SINCE 1985
"WELCOME BACK, WADE"
Wade Cassidy will never forget those three words spoken by his STARS flight nurse. Seconds before, Wade was having a massive heart attack and could feel his world slipping away.
When the urban resident isn’t on the road traveling across Saskatchewan for work, he, his wife, and their two young sons spend as much time as possible at the lake. One weekend, while lifting his dock out of the water, Wade felt nauseous and experienced intense pain in his chest.
An off-duty ER doctor happened by and urged the arriving local ground paramedics to call STARS, as Wade was out of time. Upon arrival, the flight crew immediately began providing the critical care he needed to fight for life while en-route to the hospital and emergency surgery.
Wade wells up with emotion when he considers how fortunate he is. “I will forever be grateful to STARS and its supporters for the best gift I could ask for: time with my family to create many more memories.”