MONTREAL, May 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital
Foundation and radio stations CJAD 800, CHOM 97 7, and Virgin Radio 96, are proud to announce that Astral Radio's tenth edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon raised an outstanding $1,460,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Live from The Children's, more than thirty patients and their families
courageously shared how the Hospital's professionals saved their lives.
Responding to the call of their favourite hosts, thousands of listeners
joined the Circle of Hugs with a monthly donation of $20. The final result clearly demonstrates
their generosity. In 10 years, more than $17.5 million has been raised
for The Children's thanks to CJAD 800, CHOM 97 7 and Virgin Radio 96.
All funds raised will go towards meeting the most urgent needs of the
Hospital, which include medical and surgical equipment and funding for
The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation thanks Astral Radio stations
CJAD 800, CHOM 97.7 and Virgin Radio 96, as well as Phone Bank sponsor Dormez-Vous? and Miracle Hour sponsors A Bunch of Moms, Bastone & Associés, Guzzo, Larente Baksh, Employees of Omnitrans, Revolution Textiles,Tenaquip, Scotiabank and Shire Canada. Thank you also to the dozens of volunteers who answered phones helping
to ensure the event's success.
About The Montreal Children's Hospital and the MCHF
The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for
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 supports the hospital by raising funds
to help The Children's remain on the cutting edge of teaching, research
and care. It is also in the final phase of the Best Care for Children
Campaign to help build the new Montreal Children's Hospital on the Glen
site, which is expected to open its doors to patients in 2015. For
more information, visit childrenfoundation.com.
SOURCE: The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
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