Montrealers Show Their Generosity During Fourth Caring For Kids Radiothon



    MONTREAL, April 17 /CNW Telbec/ - On April 11, 12 and 13, Standard
Radio's CJAD 800, Mix 96 and CHOM 97.7 hosted the fourth annual "Caring For
Kids" Radiothon. Broadcast live from The Children's, the event raised
$2.41 million for The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University
Health Centre surpassing last year's total of $2.2 million. Thanks to the
commitment of the stations, their regular programming included stirring
testimonials from sick children, parents, former patients and healthcare
professionals, serving as a reminder of the expertise and compassion found at
The Children's.
    During the Radiothon, listeners were invited to join The Children's
Circle of Hugs by pledging $18 a month or 60 cents a day to help sick
children. Thousands joined. The funds raised will help meet the Hospital's
most urgent needs, which include medical and surgical equipment and funding
for innovative research projects.
    Answering special requests from their favourite hosts, generous listeners
made it possible for 300 young patients to receive a stuffed replica of the
Hospital's mascot, Caramel. During the final Miracle Hour, 750 people
responded to our call so that a state-of-the-art infant incubator for
transport worth $130,000 could be purchased.
    Donations can still be made by calling (514) 934-4846 or by visiting The
Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation web site at
www.childrenfoundation.com.
    Sincere thanks to the 400 volunteers who contributed their time and
energy and to our sponsors: Bell, CAE, Cinémas Guzzo, GE, Revolution Textiles
& Eugene textiles, Shire, Tommy Hilfiger and Ultramar.




For further information:

For further information: Danielle Gabrielle Roy, Director of
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-1934,
Ext. 45058


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