SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon Raises a Record $82,675
Sun FM’s 14th annual “Have a Heart Radiothon” set a new record, raising $82,675 in 12 hours.
From 6 am to 6 pm on April 27th, 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.
“We would like to thank everyone who generously contributed to the SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon,” said Elise Allan, VJH Foundation President.
“From those who gave 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.”
Funds raised will purchase 3 NeoBLUE Radiometers and 3 CO2 monitors to support infants and children at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. NeoBLUE radiometers provide a precise measurement of light in the blue spectrum, to ensure optimal phototherapy treatment for babies that present with Newborn Jaundice. CO2 monitors are used to closely observe the recovery of infants and children who have undergone procedures requiring sedation.
Since 2004, Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon has raised $673,451 for kids at VJH.
“The dedication and support from Brian Martin, Betty Selin and the amazing team at Sun FM continues to help make health care better for kids and families in the North Okanagan,” said Allan.