The Pembina Valley once again came together to show their support for a worthwhile cause on Saturday by raising a large sum of money in the region's first ever Caring For Kids Radiothon.
"It was a fantastic day. People came through, and we raised $44,500 to help both facilities," said Lawrence Prout, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children Health Foundation of Manitoba. "Something will be bought here to help the kids at Boundary Trails Health Centre. Money will also be spent to purchase equipment at the Children's Hospital."
Money raised during the Radiothon will be going toward an Infant Stabilization Unit at Boundary Trails Health Centre, as well as a Pediatric Flex Rhino Laryngoscope. The remainder of funds raised will go to Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba funding future projects and equipment needs.
Development Co-Coordinator for Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Gary Rozak noted this wouldn`t have been possible without the tremendous support of the region.
"Community support is vital. Without the commitment, without the support, and without the passion the community has, none of this works," explained Rozak. "It literally works out to $2 a person, giving. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it is. That number is well above the average. That is just fantastic for the Pembina Valley to support us they way they did. We are just really grateful that they came out and supported us the way they did."
According to Rozak, more money was still coming in after the Radiothon had ended. He noted whether it be via online, or by their toll-free number.
"We thank each and everyone who called in and supported it," said Rozak.