Radio-A-Thon hoping to raise $275,000

The annual Care From the Heart Radio-A-Thon is taking place Thursday. The event will raise money for the Chinook Regional Hospital. Throughout the day, local radio stations chat with doctors, nurses, administrators, and donors to share stories of the impact that donations have had on the community. Over the past 12 years the event has raised $2.7 million. Shonna Lamb, the Development Officer for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, says the funds will go to a good cause at the hospital.

“We allocate and distribute money to many different areas of the hospital. Usually 20 to 40 projects a year, which is around $2 million total. Areas such as addiction and mental health will benefit. E-SIM lab we’ve assisted with some agility in the covid response. There’s really not an area or department of the hospital, whether it’s the emergency department or surgery, that’s not touched by the donations and the monies that are raised at our events, including this one.”

As part of the initiative, community members can call in at 403-388-6001 to donate. The foundation is also accepting donations after the event, which ends at 6pm MT. Last year, $260,000 was raised and this year the fundraiser is hoping to amp up that number by an additional $15,000.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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