The Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on CJAD, Virgin Radio, CHOM and TSN, raises $1,460,000 for The Children's Young Patients

The Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on CJAD, Virgin Radio, CHOM and TSN, raises $1,460,000 for The Children's Young Patients (CNW Group/The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation)

MONTREAL, May 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and radio stations CJAD 800, CHOM 97 7, Virgin Radio 96 and TSN 690, are proud to announce that the 2014 edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon raised an outstanding ­­­­­­$1,460,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Live from The Children's, more than thirty patients and their families courageously shared how the Hospital's professionals saved their lives.

Responding to the call of their favourite hosts, thousands of listeners joined the Circle of Hugs with a monthly donation of $20. The final result clearly demonstrates their generosity. In 11 years, more than $18.9 million has been raised for The Children's thanks to CJAD 800, CHOM 97 7, Virgin Radio 96 and TSN 690.

All funds raised will go to the Healthy Kids Fund to meet the most urgent needs of the hospital, which include medical and surgical equipment and funding for innovative projects.

The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation thanks Bell Media radio stations CJAD 800, CHOM 97.7, Virgin Radio 96 and TSN 690 as well as phone bank sponsor Dormez-Vous and Miracle Hour sponsors A Bunch of Moms, Cinemas Guzzo, Fondation Air Canada, Larente Baksh Group, Employees of Omnitrans, Revolution Textiles, Tenaquip, Scotiabank and Shire Canada. Thank you also to Air Canada and the dozens of volunteers who answered phones helping to ensure the event's success.

You still can make a donation at childrenfoundation.com.

ABOUT THE MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of McGill University's Faculty of Medicine. The Children's is a leader in providing a broad spectrum of highly specialized care to newborns, children, and adolescents from all across Quebec. The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital in its mandate and is completing The Best Care for Children Campaign to support the construction of the new Montreal Children's Hospital on the Glen site, scheduled to open its doors to patients in 2015. For more information, please visit childrenfoundation.com

SOURCE The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

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