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HSC Foundation’s Annual Radiothon Raises $214,192 for Patient Care

January 25, 2024

Donations of all sizes play a vital role in creating a healthier and stronger community

Amelia Rajpaul is one of the grateful patients who shared her story in support of the Innovation HSC Radiothon.

On January 19, 2024, the HSC Foundation raised $214,192 during its 18th-annual Innovation HSC Radiothon, presented by Maric Homes. Broadcast live from HSC Women’s Hospital, the Radiothon was a day filled with inspiration, compassion, and community spirit.

Starting at 6 AM, listeners tuned in to 680 CJOB, Power 97, and Country 99 for uplifting stories, interviews with HSC’s dedicated health care professionals, and moments that showcased the positive impact donor support has on the lives of patients and their loved ones.

“The Innovation HSC Radiothon is an incredible opportunity for our community to come together, support the invaluable work of HSC, shine a light on innovation at Manitoba’s hospital, and celebrate the spirit of giving,” says Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO, HSC Foundation. “On behalf of the Board, staff, and volunteers of the HSC Foundation, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event in support of patient care.”

Peri Maric, VP of Architecture, Maric Homes, speaks to why his company has supported the Radiothon since 2016.

Money raised through the Radiothon enables the HSC Foundation to improve patient care at HSC through the acquisition of cutting-edge medical equipment, the development of new state-of-the-art facilities, and the advancement of important research initiatives. Current fundraising priorities include Operation Excellence, the HSC Foundation’s bold multi-year, $100 million plan that will help end surgical and diagnostic wait lists while acquiring equipment that will improve patient outcomes and position HSC for sustained excellence; Innovation HSC, an annual campaign to support health care excellence at Manitoba’s hospital; purchasing hand-held medical imaging equipment that provides surgeons with high-definition, real-time blood flow visualization during procedures through the Foundation’s annual Fund-A-Need campaign; and more.

L-R: Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO, HSC Foundation; Dr. Jitender Sareen, Provincial Specialty Lead, Mental Health and Addictions, Shared Health, Health Sciences Centre, and Innovation HSC Radiothon 2024 Department Champion; and Monique Levesque-Pharoah, Director, Partnerships and Events, HSC Foundation.

This year, Innovation HSC Radiothon donations included matching gifts from Access Credit Union, Arbor Memorial, Johnston Group Inc., the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg, Birchwood Automotive Group, Payworks, Manitoba pork producers, and Dr. Ed Buchel and the Department of Surgery. Our annual event also received support from our 2024 Innovation HSC Department Champion, Dr. Jitender Sareen, our Feature Partner, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, and our Pre-Calling Partner, Zoomfone.