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Over $212,000 Raised During Hope to Life Radiothon

January 24, 2020

Health Sciences Centre Foundation Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Biniam Kidane, HSC patient Blaine Hadaller, and 680 CJOB Geoff Currier

WINNIPEG, MB—January 24, 2020 — Twenty dollars; one hundred dollars; one thousand dollars. Today, Manitobans gave from the heart in support of the Health Sciences Centre (HSC)’s annual Hope to Life Radiothon, presented by Maric Homes. Broadcasted live on 680 CJOB from 6 am to 6 pm, along with Power 97 and Peggy 99.1 from 11 am to 6 pm, donors called in, went online, or donated in person, enabling the HSC Foundation to exceed their goal, raising $212,458.81. This total includes $30,000 in matching gifts from The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Johnston Group, and Access Credit Union.

The thermometer 15 minutes before Radiothon ended

Money raised through the Radiothon helps improve patient care at HSC through important research initiatives, training opportunities for health care staff, the acquisition of cutting-edge medical equipment, and the development of new state-of-the-art facilities.

“From lung cancer and aneurysm survivors, to siblings sharing bone marrow, there was no shortage of inspiring patient stories heard on the radio today,” said Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the HSC Foundation. “From HSC staff, to volunteers, to our Board, sponsors, and many thoughtful listeners, there was generosity felt all day long at our annual Radiothon. Moments like these highlight the importance of community. There truly is strength in numbers, and our community stepped up to support the cause.”

Donations towards the Radiothon are still being accepted. Please visit hopetolife.ca or call
204-515-5612 to further support.

About the Health Sciences Centre Foundation:
Health Sciences Centre is Manitoba’s flagship hospital with specialized support for trauma, neurosurgery, burns, transplants, and psychiatric health. Donations to the HSC Foundation enable HSC to improve care in these and other areas through important research initiatives, training opportunities for health care staff, the acquisition of cutting-edge medical equipment, and the development of new state-of-the-art facilities. www.hscfoundation.mb.ca

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Kim Morphy, Director, Marketing and Communications
Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Email: kmorphy@hscfoundation.mb.ca
Tel: 204-515-5618
Cell: 431-336-6604