Country 105 and Q107 to broadcast live from the Alberta Children's Hospital for three days.
CALGARY, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The community is invited to tune into Radiothon and hear stories from the kids and families who inspire us every day. The Country 105 and Q107 Caring for Kids Radiothon - a favorite Foundation event which has been embraced by the community - will be held at the Alberta Children's Hospital on February 8-10th, 2012.
To date, the Caring for Kids Radiothon has raised $11.5 million and has helped fund life-saving equipment, innovative child health programs and advanced child health research.
"Radiothon is pure, heartfelt storytelling at its best," says Saifa Koonar, 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 sick and injured children in our community."
"We're happy to help," says Phil Kallsen, Director of Country Programming, Corus Radio Alberta. "This event gives us the opportunity to introduce our listeners to some incredibly inspirational kids and families being helped at this amazing hospital every single day."
| Wednesday, February 8 - Friday, February 10, 2012
6 am - 7 pm
Main Gathering Space
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.
The Alberta Chidren's Hospital Foundation is proud to welcome this year's official phone bank sponsor, Brookfield Residential. We would also like to thank those supporters, who inspired by Brookfield's commitment to helping children and families, have also chosen to support our hospital. A special thank you to: Albi Homes, Avalon Master Builder, Baywest Homes, Beattie Homes, Homes by Avi, Landmark Homes & Morrison Homes.
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
Radiothon is sponsored by Foresters™ across North America. Founded in 1874, Foresters™ helps individuals and families achieve financial security with its innovative portfolio of life insurance products and annuities. Foresters shares its financial strength with its members, who are customers, through complimentary life, health and education benefits that help its more than 735,000 eligible members and their families in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Foresters provides opportunities that inspire its members to make a difference in their communities. Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. www.foresters.com
For further information:
Billie Lamb, VP Communications
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
403 955 8821 or [email protected]