The annual Harvard Broadcasting Radiothon for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is back for it’s 17th year.
After years of holding the annual fundraiser in Regina, 2019 marks a significant change.
With the completion of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon, this year’s Radiothon will be held in the new facility itself.
Harvard Broadcasting Regina General Manager Jason Huschi, said that makes this years event very special.
“You know 17 years ago this was just a thought and vision, this week it becomes a reality,” Huschi said. “Now we’re here, it’s built.” “Everybody who’s contributed up to this point and will contribute in the future have helped build this place and it’s incredible to see,” said Huschi.
Huschi said it’s the stories over the years that touch the heart and make you realize the difference Radiothon has made.
“We think we have so many problems in our lives, but when we see those little children and hear their stories and what they go through it pales in comparison to anything that we have to endure.”
“It’s so great that those kids can now recover and get strong again in a place that is closer to home, and a place where their friends, parents and family can come visit them,” said Huschi.
With the move to the children’s hospital in Saskatoon, multiple media outlets will be holding their own fundraisers over the next few days.
Huschi hopes we can all come together and also make this year’s Radiothon the best one yet.
“We compete everyday and we live everyday, but all of a sudden there’s that common good there and that cause and need.” I think everybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, feel for the families that need this facility, so it’s great to be able to come together for a common good for the people of Saskatchewan,” Huschi said.
Donations can be made until 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon by calling 1-888-808-KIDS, or online by clicking link here.