Campbellton (NB) – The Friends of Healthcare Foundation held its Together for OUR Health Radiothon in partnership with 2 local radio stations, namely CIMS 103.9/96.7 FM and 95 CKNB.
Thanks to a $ 50,000 surprise donation at the very end of the event from Les Filles Marie-De-L’Assomption, the initial goal of $30,000 was reached and even largely exceeded, with a total of $67,666.00!!
Throughout the Radiothon, listeners could hear health professionals talk about services and special care made possible in the Restigouche Zone thanks to the financial contribution of the Foundation.
To encourage people to make a donation of $25 or more, the Restigouche Automobile Dealers Association sponsored once again two iPads that were randomly drawn at the end of the day. The winners of these amazing prizes were Mrs. Suzanne Landry of Campbellton and Mrs. Shirley O’Toole of Campbellton. Also, several donors won $100 gift cards, courtesy of our local Shoppers Drug Mart(2) Jean Coutu (3), Familiprix, Atlantic Superstore, and Guardian pharmacies. Congratulations to our winners!
The success of the Radiothon is due to the work of volunteers, and this is recognized by one of our sponsors, Soup’N Sweets of Campbellton Regional Hospital, which provided them with food and beverages throughout the day of the Radiothon.
According to Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Foundation, the event was a tremendous success. “I am very happy with the amount of interest generated by our Radiothon and very pleased with the generous donation of $50,000 from Les Filles Marie-De-L’Assomption at the very end. A very special thanks for their generosity and vote of confidence to this Foundation and community. Also, this event is made possible thanks to the support of our precious sponsors, and especially the cooperation and generosity from the staff and management of CIMS and CKNB. Finally, I would like to express a special thank-you to the population of Restigouche for their amazing participation in these difficult times.”
Mr. Yves Goudreau, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, stated: “The commitment of the generous donors and partners in our community allows us to invest in the continuous improvement of health care and services in our region. I would therefore like to thank them sincerely. I would also like to thank the devoted medical staff who accepted to come on the air to explain in simple terms how the Foundation contributes to maintaining and improving health care in our community.”
Finally, funds will mainly be used to purchase cutting edge specialized beds for the ICU Unit in order to MAITAIN and IMPROVE healthcare for Our Population.