The Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, raises $1,300,428 for the Children's young patients

MONTRÉAL, June 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and radio stations CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, are proud to announce that the 2016 edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on June 2, raised an outstanding ­­­­­­$1,300,428 for the Montreal Children's Hospital's young patients.

Live from the Children's P.K. Subban four-story Atrium, almost forty patients and their families courageously shared how the hospital's professionals saved their children's lives.

Responding to the call of their favourite hosts, thousands of listeners joined the Circle of Hugs with a monthly donation of $20 or more. The final result clearly demonstrates their generosity. In 13 years, more than $19.7 million have been raised for the Children's thanks to CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690.

All funds raised go to the Healthy Kids Fund to meet the most urgent needs of the hospital, which include medical and surgical equipment and funding for innovative projects.

The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation thanks Bell Media radio stations CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, as well as our Official Partner Dormez-vous? and Miracle Hour sponsors Air Canada Foundation, A Bunch of Moms, Goldwater Dubé, Mark Larente, Idrees Baksh and families, employees of Omnitrans, Revolution Textiles, Scotiabank, Shire and Tenaquip. Thank you also to the dozens of volunteers who answered phones helping to ensure the event's success.

The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. The Children's is a leader in providing a broad spectrum of highly specialized care to newborns, children, and adolescents from all across Quebec. The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds to help the Children's remain on the cutting edge of teaching, research and care. The foundation completed its Best Care for Children campaign to build the new state-of-the-art hospital on the Glen site, which opened its doors to patients in 2015. For more information, please visit


SOURCE The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

Image with caption: "The Caring for Kids Radiothon raised an outstanding $ 1,300,428 million to benefit the Montreal Children's Hospital. From left to right: Lynn Martel, Vice-president at Dormez-vous?, Sandra Woo of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation (MCHF), Aaron Rand (CJAD 800), 12-year-old David Saracino, the 2016 Radiothon spokeschild, Marc Bergman (Virgin Radio 96), Bilal Butt (CHOM 97 7), Marie-Josée Gariépy, President (MCHF) and Janice Nault (MCHF). (CNW Group/The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation)". Image available at:

For further information: Séverine Defouni, Assistant Director of Communications, T : 514-934-1934 #29238,

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