Media Advisory - Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Kicks off 5th Annual Radiothon!



    Three day event to raise awareness and support for hospital

    CALGARY, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - This week, from Wednesday, November 7th to
Friday, November 9th, dozens of children and families from our community will
share their stories of hope, help and healing, thanks to the care they
received from specialists at the Alberta Children's Hospital.
    Country 105 will broadcast live from the Alberta Children's Hospital
during the fifth annual "Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon". All funds
raised by the radiothon will go directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital
Foundation to support excellence in pediatric health care.
    "Radiothon is pure, heartfelt storytelling at its best," says Steve
Hoscheit, 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."
    "We're happy to help," says Garry McKenzie, General Manager for Country
105 and Corus Radio in Calgary. "This event gives us the opportunity to share
with our listeners the incredibly inspirational stories that occur in our
hospital every single day."
    In four years, the Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon has raised
$4.2 million to fund life-saving equipment, innovative child health programs
and advanced child health research.

    
    Date:     Wed, Nov. 7 - Fri, Nov. 9, 2007
    Time:     6 am - 7 pm
    Location: Main Gathering Space
              New 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.

    Foresters is a Power Hour Sponsor and International Underwriter of
Radiothon. Foresters makes life happen for families, children and communities.
As Foresters grows by helping families with their life insurance needs, they
also grow their capacity to make a difference. They are proud to share their
time, talent and financial strength to help raise funds for the Alberta
Children's Hospital through national and local support of Radiothon. Foresters
support means that every dollar raised during Radiothon stays in the community
to support the work of our hospital. www.foresters.biz.

    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





For further information:

For further information: Belinda Lamb, VP, Communications, Alberta
Children's Hospital Foundation, Tel: (403) 955-8821, e: blamb@achf.com

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