From the Stratford stage to a hospital bed in the SickKids oncology unit: in summer 2007, 10-year-old Madison made quite the transition. As a young actress she tried to ignore her back pains and feelings of exhaustion until they became too much to bear. Doctors at SickKids confirmed she had leukemia. After countless rounds of chemotherapy over seven months, she finished her intense treatment plan this spring and once again is setting her sights on the stage, currently performing in the Sound Of Music as one of the Luisas.
Madison's wish for SickKids: a painless cure for cancer.
You can listen to Madison and John Moore on Newstalk 1010 CFRB for the last hour of radiothon.
It's been an amazing 11 hours and just one hour to go. Radiothon is just one day this year, instead of the usual three. All three radio stations Newstalk 1010 CFRB, Virgin Radio 99.9 and 93.7 EZRock want to get 300 more Miracle Club memberships before the Radiothon is over.
If you haven't donated yet today, now is the time. If you have already, tell your friends, tell your family, tell people you just met. One hour to go to make a difference in the lives of sick kids in Toronto and around the world.
We're just a couple of minutes away from a power hour on Virgin Radio 99.9 this time sponsored by Burger King.
Burger King has been a passionate supporter of SickKids for over nine years. Each Fall, Burger King sells Toonie Bears in its restaurants across Canada, raising significant funds for world-renowned and life-changing research at SickKids.
Both Burger King customers and employees are extremely committed to SickKids and to this campaign which has lead to tremendous growth in this Toonie Bear program. This year’s campaign alone raised over $300,000.
We are proud to be a part of the SickKids Radiothon.