February 5, 2016
14th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon Raises $604,587
In the space of just 35 hours, the 14th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by SaskEnergy Network Members raised an incredible $604,587.56 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Donations from the three-day, 35 hour event broadcast live on 600 CJWW, 98COOL FM, and 92.9 The Bull will help fund an urgently-needed new pediatric ambulance and the new provincial maternal and children’s hospital.
“We are tremendously grateful for the generosity of each and every person who called in their support, donated online, stopped by, raised funds with their children at school, and organized their own fundraisers,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “Because of your support, our province’s children and mothers-to-be will have the opportunity to live healthier lives, both now with a new ambulance and in the future when the doors open on our new children’s hospital.”
“On behalf of the SaskEnergy Network Members across Saskatchewan,” says Ken Strohan of Saskatoon’s Razor Heating and A/C, “I want to thank the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the opportunity to sponsor this fundraising event which will truly make a difference for Saskatchewan families every day in the years to come. Our employees answered the phones on Wednesday and were most impressed by the overwhelming public support for this much-needed children’s health care facility. Our SaskEnergy Network Members are proud to top up the final total with a cheque for $25,000.”
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation generously provided a dollar-for-dollar match of all donations up to $100,000. Inspired by the need for a new pediatric ambulance, SIGA also provided an additional $50,000 match for the final day. In addition to the matching donors, the Foundation would like to thank Presenting Sponsor SaskEnergy Network Members, PotashCorp, Alliance Energy, Affinity Credit Union, TCU Financial, Comeau Financial, Schaan Healthcare Products, Air Canada Foundation, SaskMilk, Globe Excavating, and Saskatoon Media Group broadcasting partners – 600 CJWW, 92.9 The Bull, and 98COOL FM.
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.