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Manitobans Donate $219,338 to Advance Innovation in Health Care

January 22, 2021

Health Sciences Centre Foundation sets new Radiothon record


Manitobans rallied together today in support of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation’s annual Innovation HSC Radiothon, presented by Maric Homes. Through gifts of all sizes, the Foundation raised $219,338 to help HSC achieve its vision of delivering tomorrow’s health care today.

Donations included $40,000 in matching gifts from Access Credit Union, Arbor Memorial, Johnston Group, and The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. The total amount raised exceeded the Foundation’s $192,500 goal and marks a new Radiothon record for the Foundation.

The Innovation HSC Radiothon was featured throughout the day on 680 CJOB, Power 97, and Peggy 99.1 and included interviews with HSC medical leaders, patients, and loved ones with inspiring stories to share.

“Once again, Manitobans have stepped up and we are grateful,” said Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the HSC Foundation. “I think our donors and corporate partners understand deeply that their support makes a very real difference in health care, especially in recent months as the entire system has been so challenged by COVID-19. What we experienced today was Manitobans standing up for Manitoba’s hospital as it advances an agenda of innovation and excellence.”

“Maric Homes chooses to support the HSC Foundation because HSC is the most important health institution in our province,” said Peri Maric, Vice President, Architectural Design at Maric Homes. “So many Manitobans rely on the services HSC provides, and our family saw first-hand the staggering amount of passion, technology, and care that defines HSC every day. Today more than ever, public support is needed from all of us to ensure all Manitobans get the best care possible at HSC.”

Funds raised today help improve patient care at HSC by advancing research, acquiring new equipment, and developing spaces in the hospital as the health care needs of Manitobans evolve. Current major initiatives include the Manitoba Urologic Centre, a new space in the hospital for patients with prostate, kidney, and bladder issues; and Technology for Assisted Living, a joint initiative with the University of Manitoba to enhance virtual care for Manitobans.

Donations to the Innovation HSC Radiothon are still being accepted. Donors can visit, call 204-515-5612 to make a gift, or text HSCF to 20222 to make a $20 gift.