The Annual Caring For Kids Radiothon: $1.6 million for The Children's Young Patients

    MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital
Foundation and Astral Media Radio stations Virgin Radio 96, CJAD 800 and CHOM
97.7 are proud to announce that the annual Caring for Kids Radiothon raised an
outstanding $1.6 million last Thursday, April 30.
    Live from The Children's dozens of patients and their families
courageously shared how the Hospital's professionals touched their lives.
Hundreds of volunteers answered phones, helping to ensure the event's success.
    Responding to the call of their favourite hosts, thousands of listeners
joined the "Circle of Hugs" with a monthly donation of $18, in spite of
difficult economic times. The final result clearly demonstrates their
generosity. In six years, more than $11.6 million has been raised thanks to
this extraordinary undertaking.
    The funds raised will help support the Hospital's most urgent needs,
which include medical and surgical equipment and funding for innovative
    The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation thanks Astral Media Radio,
stations Virgin Radio 96, CJAD 800 and CHOM 97.7, the Phone Bank sponsor
Dormez-vous? as well as Miracle Hours sponsors Adorable Kids, Air Canada Kids
Horizons, Bell, Bastone & Associates, Concordia Computer Science and
Engineering Association, Foresters, Revolution Textiles, Scotiabank and Shire

    Donations continue to be accepted online at Thank

For further information:

For further information: Danielle Gabrielle Roy, Director of
Communications, The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, (514) 934-4846,
Ext. 29236

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