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Annual Radiothon Raises Record $166,742

Posted: February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 – The Health Sciences Centre Foundation is thrilled to announce that the 13th annual Bringing Hope to Life Radiothon, presented by Maric Homes, has raised a record amount of $166,742. It’s the most money raised in the history of the event. The funds provided by generous donors and sponsors will help to improve care for patients at Manitoba’s flagship health care facility. The Radiothon was broadcast live on 680 CJOB from 6am to 6pm and on Power 97 from noon to 6pm today at HSC Winnipeg. Guests included grateful patients who shared moving stories, as well as doctors, researchers and frontline health care providers who shared insights and innovations from HSC Winnipeg.
 
"It is amazing to reflect on the impact this community has, when they choose to support the Health Sciences Centre Foundation,” said Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the Foundation. "Today we heard many powerful stories that illustrate how donors and supporters are saving lives, and changing lives for the better. Thank you to everyone who called in or made a pledge online to support this remarkable health care facility and the patients who benefit from this place of healing.”
 
Money raised through the Radiothon enables the HSC Foundation to improve patient care at HSC through promising research initiatives, training opportunities for health care staff, cutting-edge medical equipment, and new state-of-the-art facilities.
 
"Like so many in this province, our family has been deeply touched by the care provided at HSC,” said Tanya Maric, Vice President of Operations at Maric Homes. "As presenting sponsor for Radiothon, we are proud to support the HSC Foundation and the vital role they play in the health and well-being of all Manitobans.”
 
"Thank you to our guests for sharing your stories, our sponsors for your tremendous support, and the talented hosts at 680 CJOB and Power 97 for your involvement,” said Tina Jones, Chair of the HSC Foundation Board. "You and all of today’s donors are bringing hope to life for the many patients and their families who need care every day at HSC. We cannot thank you enough for the profound impact your contributions will have in the lives of so many.”
 
Donations towards the Radiothon are still being accepted. Anyone who wants to make a contribution can visit hopetolife.ca or call 204-515-5612 to make a donation.