Over the past two years, our global healthcare systems were tested in new ways. We were continuously inspired by the sacrifices made by our healthcare workers to support our communities through all aspects of the pandemic. During the pandemic, we’ve been reminded of the important role we play to strengthen and sustain our communities. To show our continued support for our hospitals, this year we were excited to sponsor two radiothons in support of the Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.
For the third consecutive year, we partnered with the Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation hosting a radiothon fundraising campaign, Operation New O.R., to raise funds for Saskatoon’s busiest hospital. On January 28, we were proud to have Grant Grenier, Business Development Manager in Saskatoon help co-host the morning show on 92.9 The Bull to raise awareness for this campaign and encourage people to donate.
Including Graham’s $10,000 donation, the radiothon campaign raised over $1 million for the RUH Foundation. These funds will help transform surgical care for Saskatchewan patients, propelling their provincial hospital to the forefront of surgical excellence in North America. The funds will bring new technology equipment such as lighting, robotics and Artificial Intelligence that will create a reimagined, state-of-the-art environment to deliver superior surgical experiences and improve patient outcomes.
Stollery Children’s Hospital Radiothon
We also partnered with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation to host their 23rd annual radiothon to raise funds for equipment, research and programs to provide the most advanced treatments for child- health issues. On January 28, Travis Gilson, District Manager in Edmonton helped co-host the radio show on 103.9 CISN Country to bring awareness and raise donations for the cause.
In total, the radiothon raised more than $1.8 million for the Stollery Children’s Hospital – including Graham’s $10,000 donation – which will go towards the Hospital’s priority areas: pediatric heart surgery and transplant equipment, a major organ transplantation centre and neonatal intensive and intermediate care programs.
We’re honoured to give back to hospitals in our communities, especially during these difficult times.