It’s a bustling scene of activity here in the Atrium at The Hospital for Sick Children as our 25th annual SickKids Radiothon is now well underway - and things are about to get even more intense as we kick-off the day’s last Power Hour, graciously sponsored by Foresters.
We’re looking for 100 new donors to become monthly Miracle Club members this Power Hour. Foresters has also provided us with 50 volunteers to help handle the phones but it’s up to you to keep them busy!
You’ve been listening to the emotional stories on Newstalk 1010, boom 97.3 and 99.9 Virgin Radio all day. You know that by supporting the SickKids Radiothon, you are also supporting the highest priority needs at The Hospital for Sick Children. All that’s left is for you to pick up the phone and make your pledge.
Let’s make the final hour of SickKids Radiothon a resounding one. Please call 1-877-798-KIDS (5437) or donate online to pledge your support!
Foresters is the presenting sponsor for the SickKids Radiothon for the 11th year in a row.
It’s support for SickKids extends well beyond Radiothon, however. From 2001 to 2005, Foresters helped contribute to the construction of the state-of-the-art Cardiac Diagnostic and Interventional Unit at SickKids, which is used to diagnose and treat children with congenital heart disease. This Unit houses technology that helps to eliminate the need for open-heart surgery among cardiac patients.
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Tune in to make a difference this Thursday, May 5.
Newstalk 1010, boom 97.3 and 99.9 Virgin Radio will broadcast live from the Atrium at The Hospital for Sick Children from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the 25th annual SickKids Radiothon, part of Astral’s National Day of Caring for Kids.
Patients and families will share their compelling SickKids stories and help motivate Toronto-area listeners to phone in and pledge their donations to become Monthly Miracle Club members.
Returning with their continued support, Foresters, a provider of quality life insurance, has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Not only does Foresters support the Radiothon financially, but each year Foresters employees volunteer their time to answer donor calls and take donations.
On May 5, be sure to listen in to participating Astral radio stations and encourage your friends to do the same. Most importantly, please help us spread the word. Pass along the SickKids Radiothon website – www.sickkidsradiothon.com - to your friends and family. Share this great event with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
If you can’t tune in, don’t worry – we will be live tweeting and blogging all day. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr for updates and photos. Send us your wishes for the patients at SickKids and we will add them to our Wishing Wall, sponsored by 407 ETR.
There’s also still time to bid on some of the great items 99.9 Virgin Radio and boom 97.3 have up for auction. Own Jason Priestley’s autographed underwear or win a chance to meet Blue Rodeo!
Stay tuned. There will be a lot of exciting stuff happening during the SickKids Radiothon. Don’t miss out!
It has been an incredible 11.5 hours and we only have 30 minutes to go. All three Astral radio stations, Newstalk 1010, 999 Virgin Radio and boom 97.3, are doing one final push to try and sign up Miracle Club memberships.
There is lots of cheering but the phones could be ringing more. If you haven’t donated yet today, now is your chance. Pick up the phone and call 1-877-791-5437 or make an online donation at http://www.sickkidsradiothon.com.
One half hour can make a world of difference.