Over $750,000 raised during largest Radiothon for Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital to date

$750,109 was raised during the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon this week in Saskatoon, making it the largest Radiothon ever in its 17 year existence.

620 CKRM, along with our sister stations My 92.1 and 104.9 the WOLF, were live from the children’s hospital for the first time for the Radiothon after it opened in late September.

President and CEO of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation Brynn Boback-Lane said this is the spirit of Saskatchewan coming through.

“It’s not just about building a hospital, it’s making sure we have the equipment, and the I.T., and the programming here, and it’s because of the generosity of Saskatchewan people, we’re able to do that,” Boback-Lane said. “We’re going to take better care of our kids, better care of our expecting mom’s.

“Thank you Saskatchewan, you really know how to build a provincial community, and when we work together, we’re stronger.”

Boback-Lane said there’s big plans for the money raised.

“We want to build this province strong, and we know the population is growing, and with that population comes new families, new babies, and new children, (and) we will be ready for any of them that need these services,” Boback-Lane said. “We hope you don’t need us, but if you do, we want to be prepared and ready for that.”

Those still wanting to support the Children’s Hospital are encouraged to purchase a Touchdown for Kids Millionaire Lottery ticket.

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