10th Annual Caring for Kids Radiothon: February 6 - 8

It's a little bit Country…and a whole lotta Love!

CALGARY, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The 10th annual Caring for Kids Radiothon hits the airwaves this week! What began as a simple idea to share with others a glimpse into the Alberta Children's Hospital, has grown into an incredibly heartfelt community-building event which raises funds for the highest priority needs at the hospital.

The community is invited to tune into the Country 105 Caring for Kids Radiothon on February 6-8th, 2013, and hear stories from inspiring young patients and families every day. The Caring for Kids Radiothon is held at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

To date, the Caring for Kids Radiothon has raised $13.5 million and has helped fund life-saving equipment, innovative child health programs and advanced child health research at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Date:    February 6 - 8, 2013 (Wed - Fri)
  6 am - 7 pm
Location:  Main Gathering Space
      Alberta Children's Hospital
      2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

FOR SECURITY REASONS ALL MEDIA MUST CHECK IN AT THE TABLE ON THE MAIN FLOOR.  MEDIA ACCESS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO THE RADIOTHON AREA ONLY.

The Alberta Chidren's Hospital Foundation is proud to welcome this year's official phone bank sponsor, Brookfield Residential.

Radiothon is a Children's Miracle Network initiative. Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization helping kids by raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. In Canada, Children's Miracle Network raises funds for 14 children's hospitals, and has raised more than $200 million since its inception. www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca

Radiothon is sponsored by Foresters™ across North America.  Founded in 1874, Foresters™ helps individuals and families achieve financial security with its innovative portfolio of life insurance products and annuities. Foresters shares its financial strength with its members, who are customers, through complimentary life, health and education benefits that help its more than 735,000 eligible members and their families in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Foresters provides opportunities that inspire its members to make a difference in their communities. Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. www.foresters.com

SOURCE: Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

For further information:

Billie Lamb, VP Communications, 
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation 
403 955 8821 or blamb@achf.com