MONTREAL, June 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and radio stations CJAD 800, 95.9 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, are proud to announce that the 2018 edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on May 31, raised $1,315,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital's young patients.
Live from the Children's P.K. Subban four-story Atrium, 19 patients and their families courageously shared how the hospital's professionals saved their children's lives. Over a dozen hospital professionals also joined CJAD's Eramelinda Boquer live, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Responding to the call of their favourite hosts, thousands of listeners joined the Circle of Hugs with a monthly donation of $20 or more. The final result clearly demonstrates their generosity. In 15 years, more than $23 million have been raised for the Children's thanks to CJAD 800, 95.9 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690.
All funds raised go to the Healthy Kids Fund to meet the most urgent needs of the hospital, which include medical and surgical equipment and funding for innovative projects.
The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation thanks the Bell Media radio stations as well as our Official Partner Dormez-vous? and Miracle Hour sponsors Air Canada Foundation, A Bunch of Moms, Larente Baksh & Associates-TD Group, Otsuka, Revolution Textiles & Home Decor, SNC-Lavalin and the Tenaquip Foundation. Thank you also to the dozens of volunteers who answered phones helping to ensure the event's success.
ABOUT THE MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation is to inspire and mobilize the community to support relentless innovation in research, teaching and care at the Montreal Children's Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University's Faculty of Medicine. Since its inception in 1973, the Foundation has raised over $428.5 million, which has transformed the lives of sick children through innovative research and teaching projects, and cutting-edge care. For more information, please visit childrenfoundation.com.
SOURCE The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
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