Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon Sets North American Record!

    In support of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

    CALGARY, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Thanks to the generosity of our community and
Country 105 FM, the fifth annual Country 105 Cares For Kids Radiothon raised
over $1.6 Million dollars for the Alberta Children's Hospital. That brings the
total amount raised by the community through this Radiothon to more than
$5.8 million in just five years!
    The Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon is now the most successful
single-station radiothon in all of North America!
    The Radiothon ran Wednesday Nov. 7th to Friday Nov. 9th. Dozens of
children, families and caregivers captivated listeners with their stories of
hope, help and healing thanks to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Country
music star and former nurse Paul Brandt again dropped by to co-host with the
announcers and interview children in hospital.
    "What a great way to celebrate the amazing work of our caregivers and the
tremendous spirit of the children and families who are cared for at our
hospital," 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."
    "Radiothon is very close to our hearts at Country 105," says Garry
McKenzie, General Manager for Country 105 and Corus Radio in Calgary. "The
success of our five years of Radiothon speaks volumes to the dedication and
generosity of our listeners. It makes us very proud to be part of this
    The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence in
child health and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the
Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state of the art
equipment, advanced medical training and internationally recognized pediatric
    Radiothon is an initiative developed by the Children's Miracle Network,
of which the Alberta Children's Hospital is a member. It is supported
continent-wide by Foresters(TM), a Power Hour sponsor and International
Underwriter of this program.

    Life insurance is what we do. Helping children and families is who we

    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.
    Foresters(TM) is a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a
fraternal benefit society. 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON, M3C 1T9.
404284 CAN/US/UK (08/06)

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Belinda Lamb, VP, Communications, Alberta
Children's Hospital Foundation, Tel: (403) 955-8821, email:

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