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1st Annual Rockin’ for Radiothon to Benefit VJH Foundation



1st Annual Rockin’ for Radiothon to Benefit VJH Foundation

Checkers Bar and Grill at the Best Western is presenting the 1st annual ‘Rockin’ For Radiothon’ on Sunday, March 22 from noon to midnight with 12 local bands serving up 12 hours of rockin’ good fun for a great cause!

Proceeds will support the Sun FM “Have a Heart Radiothon,”which is raising funds to purchase needed equipment for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Tin Can Jam takes the stage at noon, followed by Indecision, TJ & Horseplay,Hog Wild, Chicks 3 and The Zipper, The Keys, Wheelhouse, Foremans Basement, Steel Toad, Silent Gun Phenomenon, Marv Machura, and the grand finale featuring All Starr Jam!

Proceeds from ‘Rockin’ For Radiothon’ will help purchase a GlideScope, which is a video laryngoscope that provides clear and real time view of airways, enabling quick and easy intubation on babies and children’s small throats; a Broselow crash cart designed to accommodate medical supplies needed in a crisis situation, with colour coded drawers that relate to the varying ages and sizes of a children receiving care; and a Bilirubinometer that uses a light instead of a needle to assess the risk of Jaundice in newborn babies.

“All the bands have donated their time and talents to help kids needing treatment at VJH,” says organizer Rick Zipp.  “There will also be a live and silent auction.”

Admission to ‘Rockin’ For Radiothon’ is by donation, with proceeds supporting pediatric care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

For more information on ‘Rockin’ For Radiothon’, call Rick Zipp at 250-863-7938 or email [email protected]


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