Media Advisory - 7th Annual Caring for Kids Radiothon February 3 - 5!

Corus Radio Calgary stations Country 105 and Q107 to broadcast live from Alberta Children's Hospital.

CALGARY, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - The community is invited to tune into the Country 105 and Q107 Caring for Kids Radiothon and hear stories from the kids and families who inspire us every day. The Radiothon - a favorite Foundation event which has been embraced by the community - will be held at the Alberta Children's Hospital on February 3-5, 2010.

To date, the Caring for Kids Radiothon has raised nearly $7.8 million and has helped fund life-saving equipment, innovative child health programs and advanced child health research. In fact, last year's event alone raised an unprecedented $1.95 million!

"Radiothon is pure, heartfelt storytelling at its best," 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."

"Radiothon is one of the highlights of our year," says Garry McKenzie, General Manager for Corus Radio in Calgary. "To support the hospital and its caregivers, who have always been there for our kids and families, is something we are all very proud of."

    
    Date:        Wed, Feb. 3 - Fri, Feb. 5, 2010
    Time:        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.

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. http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca/.

Radiothon is sponsored by Foresters(TM) across North America. Founded in 1874, Foresters(TM) 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. For more information, please visit http://www.foresters.com/.

SOURCE Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

For further information: For further information: Justine Clay, Associate Communications Manager, Ph. (403) 955-8824 or jclay@achf.com

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