The Children’s Hospital Radiothon raised a whopping $532,312.95 this year.
The money will go toward the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan and new pediatric medical equipment to be used throughout the province.
The 23-hour event, broadcast live on 620 CKRM, MY92.1 and 104.9 The Wolf, saw an anonymous donor step forward to match donations up to $100,000.
Since it began, the Children’s Hospital Radiothon has raised over $4.4 million.
The 13th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon wrapped up one year ago (2015) raising a remarkable $517,477.30
“We could not be more thrilled. This is going to purchase some urgent equipment needed right now, we’re going to put it in the hospitals as soon as we can buy it,” said Anna Burton with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Children’s Hospital Foundation is looking to raise a total of $75 million for the new children’s hospital before it opens in 2019.
“With a growing pediatric population, increasing need right across the province, and construction on the new provincial maternal and children’s hospital well underway, we need Saskatchewan’s help now more than ever,” explains Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
“We are awed and humbled by the support shown by the people of southern Saskatchewan in supporting our province’s children and moms-to-be.”
In addition to raising funds for the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan which will open in 2019, donations from this year’s event will help purchase two urgently needed equipment pieces:
- A Pulmovista 500 which will give pediatric care providers real-time, breath-by-breath analysis of a child’s lungs without causing pain or discomfort.
- 2 Fetal Telemetry Units which will allow moms to move freely during labour, helping them cope with pain and reducing the need for medical intervention.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is a provincial charity and is the Saskatchewan member of Children’s Miracle Network®, 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children and their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatoon and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions on the children’s hospital project.
The hospital is now more than 25-percent complete.