February 7, 2014
12th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon in Saskatoon Raises Over $703,000
Listeners of the 12th annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon once again responded with overwhelming generosity, setting a new record for the annual fundraising event. During the final hour, on-air personalities from 98COOL FM, 92.9 The Bull and 600 CJWW announced that their three-day event raised $703,471.69 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, bringing the overall Radiothon total to more than $3.3 million since 2002.
“This total represents a great celebration in honour of the children and families of Saskatchewan. The fact that we are able to raise such an incredible amount in only a few short days is a true testament to the generosity of our provincial community. Thank you to EVERYONE who donated. This children’s hospital is being built for all of Saskatchewan by the very people that call this amazing province home,” says Brynn-Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Presenting Sponsor, SaskEnergy, was happy to champion this year’s event, noting “there is nothing more important that having quality care when it is needed most,” says Leslie Gosselin, Manager of Advertising and Community Relations for SaskEnergy. Funds raised during this year’s event will be used to purchase specific pieces of maternal and pediatric medical equipment and the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, which is scheduled to break ground in 2014.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation would like to thank John and Sonja Remai for matching all donations up to $250,000. “We simply can’t thank them enough!” says Brynn Boback-Lane. “John and Sonja Remai have helped to unite the people of Saskatchewan by supporting our cause and sharing their philanthropic message and support with others.” The Foundation would also like to thank our sponsors SaskEnergy, Potash Corp, Alliance Energy, Homes by Dundee/Dundee Developments, Humboldt Electric, Affinity Credit Union, Air Canada Foundation, Schaan Healthcare Products, Comeau Financial, Envirotec, Great Canadian Roofing and Siding, Children’s Miracle Network, TCU Financial and The Centre Mall as well as our media partners at Saskatoon Media Group – 98COOL FM, 92.9 The Bull and 600 CJWW.
Special thanks to the many volunteers, donors, and families from Saskatoon and area for your continued commitment and support as we forge ahead on building the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.
About Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan: Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is a provincial charity dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of children’s healthcare and the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. We are the Saskatchewan member of Children’s Miracle Network®, 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children and their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatoon and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions on the children’s hospital project.