MONTREAL, May 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A ACM.B) is
holding the National Day of the Astral Caring for Kids Radiothon. The event will be broadcast live all day on the airwaves of over 60
English-language radio stations—all members of the Astral family—across
Throughout the day, radio hosts will encourage communities served by
their radio stations to give generously. The funds raised among the
millions of listeners from regions across the country will be given to
the foundations of children's hospitals to improve the lives of
children requiring medical care.
Each year in Canada, one out of four children must be taken to a
paediatric hospital. On the National Day of the Astral Caring for Kids Radiothon—the most important event of its kind in North America—Canadian listeners will hear extraordinary stories and better understand
why it is so important to give.
Astral has teamed up with the Children's Miracle Network, an
international non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving
the lives of sick children by raising funds for children's hospitals
and health foundations.
To see the complete list of participating radio stations and
beneficiaries, or to make a donation, please visit radiothon.astral.com.
Astral is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the
country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home
advertising and digital media properties. Astral plays a central role
in community life from coast-to-coast by offering diverse, rich and
vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
For further information:
Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Communications
Astral Media Inc.