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Drive Thru and Donate to the Have a Heart Radiothon
May

25

2021

Drive Thru and Donate to the Have a Heart Radiothon

This Thursday May 27th join the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and Pure Country 105.7 for its 18th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon. Tune in and listen as the community comes together for 12 hours to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s Health Services (WCHS) at VJH.

Pure Country 105.7 radio personalities Turner Gentry and Jess Mattia will be on-air throughout the day speaking to community members and medical staff about the real impact of every dollar donated. Donations can be made online, by phone or new this year at the drive thru site located at the hospital.

“Adding the drive thru option makes it all that more exciting. Giving our community a chance to come out and physically donate makes us all feel like there’s a bit of normalcy again,” says Turner Gentry, Morning Show Host of Pure Country 105.7.

“We are thrilled to once again have the support of Bell Media for what is always an exciting and fun-filled event,” stated Kate McBrearty, Executive Director, VJH Foundation. “In keeping with COVID protocols, this year residents can drive thru and make a cash, credit/debit or cheque donation without having to leave their car, all while supporting the highest priority needs within this essential department,” continued McBrearty.

“We’ve reached a point where some of our equipment is reaching its end of life and needs to be replaced,” mentions Kristen Megyesi, Manager of Clinical Operations, WCHS. “As we are focusing on the best outcomes for patients, community support from the Radiothon enables us to acquire essential equipment for our littlest patients.”

Residents are encouraged to get involved and to support the event in the following ways:

“Your donations are going back into the community, supporting new families within the North Okanagan,” adds Megyesi. “The equipment purchased with this year’s funds will touch everyone who plans to have a baby at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.”

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