Caring for Kids Radiothon Raises more than $3.7 million
17-year total at over $35 million for the Alberta Children's Hospital Multi-million dollar donation doubles community generosity
Supporters of the 17th annual Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon have responded with incredible generosity to help children and families at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. That generosity was then doubled when the Crist Family Foundation matched every single donation! Minutes before wrapping up on Friday night, on-air personalities from Country 105 announced that radiothon supporters had phoned, clicked online and walked into the hospital with a record-breaking $1.86 million in gifts! With matching funds added, this year’s event raised over $3.7 million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. This brings the overall Radiothon total to more than $35 million since 2003! “We know that these are tough times for many people in our province, which makes support for the hospital – and the children who need it – even more special,” said Saifa Koonar, President & CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Radiothon has always been an opportunity for us to come together as a community. And we are so humbled that our generous community continues to stand beside these families.” Over the course of the three days, nearly 70 families shared their personal stories with Country 105. Each family expressed their gratitude for the exceptional care they received from specialists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital – and helped to highlight in very real terms how donations help save and change lives at the hospital every day. "The opportunity to have every donation matched was incredibly exciting because it means we can do even more for the Alberta Children's Hospital," said Phil Kallsen, Program Director, Country 105. "Radiothon is the most meaningful part of our year at Country 105. It’s really inspiring to see our listeners step up again this year to so generously support the kids and families at the hospital.” The official phone bank sponsor of this year’s event – for the tenth year in a row – was Brookfield Residential.
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Country 105 is part of the Corus Entertainment Network. Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally-recognized pediatric research. The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is a founding partner of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, as well as the primary funder. www.childrenshospital.ab.ca. Corus Entertainment Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.