In the space of just 35 hours last week, the 14th Annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon raised an incredible $604,587 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Presented by SaskEnergy Network Members, the three-day, 35-hour event was broadcast live on 600 CJWW, 98COOL FM, and 92.9 The Bull in Saskatoon.

A group at Radiothon holds up a large cheque

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Radiothon held February 3-5 raised over $600,000.

The donations made during the event will help fund an urgently-needed new pediatric ambulance and the new provincial maternal and children’s hospital.

“We are tremendously grateful for the generosity of each and every person who called in their support, donated online, stopped by, raised funds with their children at school, and organized their own fundraisers,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “Because of your support, our province’s children and mothers-to-be will have the opportunity to live healthier lives, both now with a new ambulance and in the future when the doors open on our new children’s hospital.”

“On behalf of the SaskEnergy Network Members across Saskatchewan,” says Ken Strohan of Saskatoon’s Razor Heating and A/C, “I want to thank the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the opportunity to sponsor this fundraising event, which will truly make a difference for Saskatchewan families every day in the years to come. Our employees answered the phones on Wednesday and were most impressed by the overwhelming public support for this much-needed children’s health care facility. Our SaskEnergy Network Members are proud to top up the final total with a cheque for $25,000.”

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation generously provided a dollar-for-dollar match of all donations up to $100,000.

Inspired by the need for a new pediatric ambulance, SIGA also provided an additional $50,000 match for the final day.

In addition to the matching donors, sponsors included SaskEnergy Network Members, PotashCorp, Alliance Energy, Affinity Credit Union, TCU Financial, Comeau Financial, Schaan Healthcare Products, Air Canada Foundation, SaskMilk, Globe Excavating, and Saskatoon Media Group broadcasting partners – 600 CJWW, 92.9 The Bull, and 98COOL FM.

For more information on how to donate to the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, visit the Foundation’s website at childrenshospitalsask.ca.

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