9 year total at $13.4 Million for the Alberta Children's Hospital
CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Listeners of the 9th annual Country 105 FM and Q107 FM Caring For Kids Radiothon once again responded with overwhelming generosity, setting a new record
for the annual event. Tonight, during a finale simulcast, on-air
personalities from both stations announced that their three-day event
raised over $1.9 million for the Alberta Children's Hospital, bringing the overall radiothon
total to more than $13.4 million!
75 families whose children have received life-changing and life-altering
care from the Alberta Children's Hospital shared their stories on air
as their way of saying thank you to their doctors, nurses and
therapists. Country music star and former nurse Paul Brandt again
co-hosted with the Country 105 FM announcers and sang for everyone in
"What a great way to celebrate the amazing work of our caregivers and
the tremendous spirit of the children and families in our hospital,"
says Saifa Koonar, President & CEO of the Alberta Children's Hospital
Foundation. "We are so grateful to have a radio partner so open to
sharing its airwaves to benefit kids and families in our community."
"Over these three days, we met some remarkable families and heard some
truly inspiring stories," says Phil Kallsen, Director of Country
Programming, Corus Radio Alberta. "Once again, our listeners amazed us
with their incredible generosity."
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence
in child health, research and family centred care. Through the
generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative
programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and
internationally-recognized pediatric research.
The official phone bank sponsor of this year's event was Brookfield
Residential - committed to creating communities with passion and
integrity for over 50 years.
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. www.foresters.com
SOURCE Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
For further information:
Justine Clay, Manager, Community Engagement
Ph. (403) 955-8824 or firstname.lastname@example.org