MONTREAL, Nov. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Thousands of listeners to the six Corus
Quebec radio stations in Montreal (98.5FM, 96.9 CKOI, CKAC Sports, Q92,
940 Montreal and Info 690) heard the appeal made by the children of
Sainte-Justine's this Friday, November 16, 2007! Over $561,269 was raised in
the Corus Quebec and Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation United for the Kids
Radiothon, held in the main entrance of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital
"Listeners, presenters and artists together, we all rallied behind one of
the most vital causes there can be: our children. We thank our listeners for
their giving hearts. Today, their generosity is rewarded by the smiles we see
on the faces of both Sainte-Justine's staff members and the patients who were
with us during this adventure," said Mario Cecchini, Vice-President, Corus
Charles Lafortune, a presenter for 96.9 CKOI and spokesperson for the
event, added: "I am especially proud to have witnessed our listeners' great
sensitivity and generosity. I believe that the mobilization of thousands of
Quebeckers we have seen today will be a source of additional motivation for
the children, adolescents and mothers-to-be at Sainte-Justine's."
"In Corus Quebec we have found a strong ally that put its resources and
airtime into helping the children of Sainte-Justine's. But more than that, the
people at Corus put their hearts into the cause, and listeners heard and
responded. Every dollar raised during this day will make a real difference in
the lives of Sainte-Justine's patients and their families," concluded
Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation President and CEO, Anièle Lecoq.
About Corus Quebec
Corus Quebec is part of Corus Entertainment Inc., and is the largest
private broadcaster of content and information in Quebec. Corus Quebec
operates the radio stations 98.5 FM, CKOI Montreal, CKAC Montreal, Info690,
940 Montreal, CFQR Montreal, CIME Saint-Jérôme, CFEL Montmagny, CKRS Saguenay,
CJRC Gatineau, CHLN Trois-Rivières, CHLT Sherbrooke, CKTS Sherbrooke, CFOM
Lévis and CHRC Quebec City. According to comScore Media Metrix, over
1.5 million English-speaking users per month visit the internet sites
represented by Corus Quebec across Canada.
About the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation
The Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the
permanent leadership of Sainte-Justine UHC, Quebec's only university hospital
centre devoted exclusively to children, adolescents and young mothers-to-be.
To achieve this objective, the Foundation develops a genuine partnership
between the UHC and its donors in order to build a legacy for the future.
For further information:
For further information: Marie Côté, Communications Consultant,
Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, (514) 345-4931, extension 4473,