Since the very first Radiothon, 21 years ago, over $15.26 million has been raised for Saskatchewan moms and kids in hospital.

On November 7th & 8th, we’ll share inspiring stories from kids, families, medical professionals, supporters and sponsors from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Together everyone will play a part in making the Radiothon a success and help enhance maternal and children’s health care in our province.

Call 1-888-808-KIDS (5437)



Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon is raising funds for Saskatchewan’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Radiothon Key Messages

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  • Saskatchewan has only 1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the province which is located at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital taking care of the sickest of the sick kids in our province.
  • Funds raised by the 2023 Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon will enhance provincial pediatric intensive care by:
    • Providing better access to pediatric transports for children living in rural and remote communities
    • Allowing specialists to provide care for kids remotely with virtual robotics, keeping them closer to home
    • Saving kids’ lives with cutting-edge technology and,
    • Enhancing the skills of medical professionals with state-of-the-art medical equipment
  • Did you know that each year over *80,000 Saskatchewan children and babies visit Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital? That’s nearly 220 patient visits a day at JPCH.
  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a crucial provincial hub whose highly skilled medical professionals have specialized training to navigate life-threatening conditions and save Saskatchewan kids’ lives.
  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has over *650 patient visits yearly at JPCH and *62% of PICU patients are from outside of Saskatoon.
  • All donations proudly matched by Gord and Barb Broda up to $150,000.
  • One of the most important things you may do today is to pick up the phone and make a donation… It absolutely could help save a child’s life. 
  • Ready to make a difference in the lives of Saskatchewan kids? Call the CPKC Sunshine Line at 1-888-808-KIDS (5437) or visit Saskatchewan kids need you.

*Source Saskatchewan Health Authority Reporting Period April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Providing better access to pediatric transports

  • For years, the pediatric transport team has been saving young lives, transporting over *500 patients annually to JPCH from rural and remote communities across Saskatchewan.
  • Your support ensures the transport team has the equipment they need, like ventilators and cardiopulmonary monitors to provide lifesaving care during transport to improve patient care.

*Source Saskatchewan Health Authority Reporting Period April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Care for kids remotely with virtual robotics

  • With the expansion of the remote presence telehealth program to all 6 regional centres in Saskatchewan, medical professionals will be able to perform virtual consultations with children in rural and remote communities, bridging the gap in accessing specialized care.
  • With your support, every child in Saskatchewan will have access to critical care regardless of where they live.

Saving kids lives with cutting-edge technology

  • The pediatric team provides advanced therapies like high flow oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation, helping kids breathe easier.
  • Your support of technology like the PrisMax CRRT Machine is providing the highest standard of care for Saskatchewan children, saving over 75 young lives in the last 14 years, and to date, keeping nearly 600 patient hospital days in Saskatchewan
  • Enhancements of equipment like the point of care ultrasound helps educate staff in real time, and is less painful for young patients receiving iv’s and dialysis lines. 
  • Innovative equipment like the Spectra Optia System supports kids with diseases like sickle cell anemia and autoimmune disorders, keeping them closer to home while they receive lifesaving care.

Enhancing the skills of medical professionals

  • Patient simulation equipment is the best way to teach, learn and practice critical emergency-care skills to ensure medical teams are well-prepared to handle complex situations.
  • The SimJunior is a specially equipped mannequin that trains the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and transport teams for emergency situations so they are ready for any crisis when seconds count.

Additional Information

Become a Monthly Donor & Double Your Gift All Year!

Join the Sunshine Maker Club as a monthly donor and you will help provide Saskatchewan kids and families with the care they need 365 days a year. When you become a monthly donor during Radiothon, your contribution will be doubled for the next year, thanks to Gord and Barb Broda matching all donations, up to $150,000. Learn more about becoming a monthly donor.

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Sunshine Maker Club is a meaningful way to donate via pre-authorized payments of $20 or more on the 15th of every month. It’s an easy way to spread your generosity throughout the year!

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