Country 105 Caring for Kids Radiothon Raises $2.21 Million

Country 105 Caring for Kids Radiothon Raises $2.21 Million

For 21 years, supporters of the Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon have stepped up with incredible generosity to help children and families at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to generous Radiothon listeners, sponsors and long-time Radiothon donor and local philanthropist Tom Crist providing five extra incentive gifts of $100,000 throughout the three-day event, this year’s Radiothon raised an astounding $2.21 million, bringing the overall raised since 2003 to more than $45.2 million!

“We are truly grateful to our wonderful supporters, generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers and of course, the inspirational children and families for making our Radiothon so special,” says Saifa Koonar, President and CEO, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Through Radiothon, they are also making a very real difference in providing the best care possible to children in our community and beyond.”

Over the past three days, dozens of grateful families sat down with radio hosts in the main gathering place in the Alberta Children’s Hospital to share how much they appreciate the care they’ve received from the hospital and highlighted the incredible impact community support has in helping save and change lives there every day.

“We are so proud to be a part of this Radiothon year after year as an incredible example of our community coming together to improve the lives of children and families,” says Greg Johnson, Program Manager, Country 105 FM. “We have always known we have the best listeners, and by stepping up in a huge way to help these incredible families and their selfless caregivers at the hospital, it’s clear we have the most generous too.”

The official phone bank sponsor of this year’s event – for the 14th year in a row – was Brookfield Residential.

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Together, we can create the best health and best future for all children and families.

For more information contact:
Justine Clay
VP Communications & Digital Engagement
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

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