Radiothon raises over $320,000 for hospitals

WINGHAM – The 18th Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon raised $323,714 for ten area hospitals, including Palmerston and District Hospital and Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest, on Oct. 19.

The radiothon event generates fundraising dollars in support of medical equipment purchases for the participating hospitals in mid-western Ontario.

During the all-day broadcast on AM920, donations were accepted while local artists performed live. Special gifts directed to support several hospitals came from major philanthropic businesses and organizations including Bruce Power, Germania Mutual Insurance, Howick Mutual Insurance, Hay Mutual Insurance and Lucknow Kinsmen.

Some of the projects funded this year are a portable x-ray machine, a laparoscopic tower, lab renovations, security system updates and multi-year capital projects.

When the Radiothon went off air at 4 pm, the grand total for the day was $323,714. This total is expected to grow as the ten hospital foundations continue to accept contributions for their projects until the end of the year.

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The radiothon benefits foundations for hospitals in: Chesley, Clinton, Goderich, Hanover, Listowel; Mount Forest, Palmerston, Seaforth, Walkerton and Wingham.

 Since its inception in 2002, the radiothon has raised over $11.6 million to sustain quality health care throughout rural communities in mid-western Ontario.