MOUNT FOREST – Cancer Patient Services Corporation (CPSC) helped to kick off the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation’s (LMHF) annual Health Care Heroes Radiothon campaign with a gift of $25,000.
On Oct. 15, area residents can tune in to CKNX AM920 for the 21st annual radiothon, and help raise funds for eight area hospital foundations, including LMHF in Mount Forest.
On hand at the hospital on Sept. 20 to accept the donation from CPSC president Rosemary Tanner and board member Maureen Dineen were LMHF president Scott Hartle and development officer Amy Van Huss.
“On behalf of the LMH Foundation, we’d like to thank CPSC for their incredible generosity, and for their continued support in helping our hospital provide quality health care, close to home,” stated Van Huss.
This year, LMHF has set a goal to raise $90,000 towards a steam autoclave through the 2022 Radiothon campaign.
The steam autoclave is an important tool which sterilizes medical instruments used in both the operating and emergency rooms, as well as in clinical services, hospital foundation officials state.
Support towards this goal may be made online at louisemarshallfoundation.ca, by phone at 519-323-2210 ext. 77711, or can be delivered in person to the hospital at 630 Dublin St in Mount Forest.
On Oct.15, supporters can also phone in pledges during the broadcast by calling toll free 1-877-227-3486 from 9am to 4pm; or to text a gift of $10, text HERO LOUISE MARSHALL to 41010 during the month of October.
The Health Care Heroes Radiothon runs all day on Oct. 15 on AM920 and cknx.ca, with hourly updates on the hour on 101.7 The One and Cool 94.5.
Officials say listeners will hear heartwarming patient stories and descriptions of equipment needed at each participating hospital.
For more information about the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon visit cknx.ca.