Important fundraiser for hospital foundation is underway

An important fundraiser for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is now underway.

The Radiothon for Life kicked off at 6 a.m. and will continue until 6 p.m. Wednesday night. It is airing on Golden West Radio’s three stations in Estevan.

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This year’s theme is “The Care you Need, Close to Home,” and will highlight all of the services that St. Joseph’s Hospital offers at home with the support of the hospital foundation. The 12-hour fundraiser will also feature staff and patients of all of these services and celebrate the support that made them possible for southeast Saskatchewan.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support the all-new addictions recovery centre in the hospital. A grand opening was held last Thursday and it is scheduled to open this fall.  

Due to COVID-19, the event will not be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital as in previous years. Instead, the foundation is strongly encouraging online donations through their website at www.sjhf.org or by calling in during the Radiothon. There is also an outdoor drop-off station located at the radio station for those that want to stop by with their donations in person.

The annual barbecue will not be happening this year to ensure COVID-19 guidelines are followed.

The Radiothon for Life is an annual event hosted by St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation that has raised thousands of dollars to support the funding of medical equipment at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

As of 9:10 a.m., the total was $25,820. The Rotary Club of Estevan kicked off the fundraising efforts earlier in the summer with a $14,000 donation.

The pledge line is 306-687-0310. 

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