SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon Raises a Record $62,000
Sun FM’s 12th annual “Have a Heart Radiothon” raised a record $62,000!
From 6 am to 6 pm on April 30th, Brian Martin and Betty Selin broadcasted live from Village Green Centre, while individuals, businesses and community groups rose to the challenge, donating funds and event proceeds to support our kids at VJH.
The day began with a great start, having raised $12,600 from local events including the 1st Annual Rockin’ for Radiothon, Cod Gone Wild benefit concert, Proving Ground wrestling event, The Rice Box Wokathon, and the Sun FM 3rd Annual Rock the Cradle.
“Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to Radiothon. From the giving of donations and gift incentives, to the volunteers who answered phones and collected donations throughout the day, to the families who shared their stories of the help received at VJH, you made it happen,” said Elise Allan, VJH Foundation President.
Funds raised will purchase a GlideScope and Broselow crash cart for Women’s & Children’s Health Services at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
The GlideScope is a video laryngoscope, providing a clear and real time view of airways, enabling quick and easy intubation on babies and children’s small throats.
The Broselow crash cart is designed to accommodate medical supplies needed in a crisis situation. It has colour coded drawers that relate to the varying ages and sizes of children receiving care, allowing for fast action to be taken when saving a child’s life.
Elise Allan shared that “since 2004, Sun FM Radiothon has raised $528,676 for kids at VJH.
“Thank you Sun FM for your continued support.”