November 5, 2015
13th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon in Regina Raises $517,477
The 13th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon wrapped up today at 5pm, raising a remarkable $517,477.30 The two-day, 23 hour event was broadcast live on 620 CKRM, MY92.1 and 104.9 The Wolf from the lobby of Hill Tower II. Since it began, the Children’s Hospital Radiothon has raised nearly $3.9 million for both urgent pediatric equipment needs and the province’s new children’s and maternal hospital.
“With the added commitment of raising another $25 million for our new provincial children’s hospital, we need Saskatchewan’s help now more than ever,” explains Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “The last two days have shown the incredible generosity of the people of Southern Saskatchewan to unite the province in support the children and families who need them.”
This year’s event saw an amazing gift by Duane and Bev Smith of Swift Current who matched donations up to $100,000. CIBC Wood Gundy returned as Presenting Sponsor once again this year.
“We are proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Radiothon,” says David Sinclair of CIBC Wood Gundy. “We appreciate the opportunity and thank both Harvard Broadcasting and the people of Saskatchewan for supporting this wonderful cause.”
The Foundation would also like to thank sponsors CIBC Wood Gundy, K + S Potash, CP, Kelturn Drywall, Potash Corp, Viterra, SaskTel, Capital Auto, TCU Financial Group, MySask411, SaskMilk, and of course, Harvard Broadcasting media partners – 620 CKRM, MY92.1, and 104.9 The Wolf.
Special thanks to the many volunteers, donors, and families from across Saskatchewan for their ongoing support as construction moves forward on 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.