Canadian Pacific (CP) has helped kick off the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s Radiothon For Life Campaign with the announcement of a $20,000 matching donation. This donation will start off the fundraising initiatives of the foundation’s annual radiothon set to take place Wednesday, May 26, 2021 live on Sun 102 FM, Rock 106 FM and CJ1150 AM.
This year’s fundraiser will feature the stories of staff and patients that utilize the many medical services at St. Joseph’s Hospital right here at home with this year’s theme, “We Are the Story.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will support an all-new Outpatient Centre – set to open this fall. This new centre will include a variety of outpatient services in the areas of cardiology, women’s health and a location for specialists from outside of the city to see patients on a more regular basis close to home. From 6 – 7 a.m. on Radiothon Day, CP will match all donations up to $20,000 that come in during their Power Hour. CP’s donation will support the many cardiac treatment services that the hospital will offer out of the new Outpatient Centre.
CP has launched the campaign in an extraordinary way. The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is very grateful for the generous donation. “We are incredibly thankful for the matching donation from CP to kick off our Radiothon For Life Campaign. Our radiothon funds much needed equipment for our hospital and with the help of CP, we are off to a great start”, said Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Breanne Van De Woestyne.
‘Investing in the communities CP operates in and through is incredibly important. CP is proud to sponsor the Radiothon for Life benefitting St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan,” said Jason W Ross, CP Trainmaster Estevan. “CP will match donations made from 6 a.m. – 7 a.m., so please call in to support!”
Due to COVID-19, the event will not be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital as in previous years. Instead, the Foundation is strongly encouraging online donations through their website at www.radiothonforlife.com or by calling in during Radiothon. There will also be an outdoor drop-off station located at the Radio Station on event day for those that want to stop by with their donations in person. All COVID-19 guidelines and protocols will be in effect.
This year, the foundation will also be bringing back their online silent auction featuring local experiences, items and service packages. “Our online auctions have gone over so well this past year and we once again wanted to create even more buzz and excitement for our Radiothon. We have been blown away by the support that we have received from local businesses in terms of the items that will be auctioned off,” says Van De Woestyne. The auction will launch on May 12, 2021.
The Radiothon For Life is an annual event hosted by St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation that has raised thousands of dollars to support the funding of medical equipment at St. Joseph’s Hospital.