MONTREAL, June 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and radio stations CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, are proud to announce that the 2015 edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon, aired on June 11 in the brand new Children's, raised an outstanding $1,400,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital's young patients.
Live from the new Children's spectacular four-story atrium, almost forty patients and their families courageously shared how the hospital's professionals saved their children's lives.
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 12 years, more than $18.4 million has been raised for the Children's thanks to CJAD 800, 96 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 Bell Media radio stations CJAD 800, 96 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690, as well as our Official Partner Dormez-Vous? and Miracle Hour sponsors Air Canada Foundation, A Bunch of Moms, Goldwater Dubé, the Larente Baksh Group, employees of Omnitrans, Revolution Textiles, Scotiabank ,Shire and Tenaquip. 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 Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. The Children's is a leader in providing a broad spectrum of highly specialized care to newborns, children, and adolescents from all across Quebec. The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds to help The Children's remain on the cutting edge of teaching, research and care. The foundation completed its Best Care for Children campaign to build the new state-of-the-art hospital on the Glen site, which opened its doors to patients on May 24. For more information, please visit childrenfoundation.com.
SOURCE The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
Image with caption: "The Caring for kids Radiothon raised an outstanding $ 1.4 million to benefit the Montreal Children's Hospital. From left to right: Janice Nault and Sandra Woo of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation (MCHF), Lynn Martel, Vice-president at Dormez-vous?, Kim Fraser (MCHF), with radio hosts Andrew Carter (CJAD 800), Terry di Monte (CHOM 97 7 ), Freeway Frank (96 Virgin Radio) and Erin Rand (CJAD 800) accompanied by 9-year-old David Saracino, the 2015 Radiothon spokeschild.(CNW Group/The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150612_C4436_PHOTO_EN_18029.jpg
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