The 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon will be back for its 16th year this September.
The radiothon will broadcast live for 36 hours from the Town n' Country mall on September 8th and 9th, raising money for the Pediatrics and the Women's Health Units at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital.
In partnership with the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon looks to raise $138,000 for new and updated equipment for the Pediatrics and the Women's Health Units.
Over 500 babies are born every year at our hospital here in Moose Jaw, and hundreds of children annually receive necessary care in the Pediatrics unit.
With new medical equipment, healthcare professionals can better monitor, treat and care for the hospital's youngest patients.
Funds raised during the radiothon will support health care workers with a new wireless fetal heart monitor, neonatal incubator, phototherapy blanket for the nursery, pediatric glidescope and pediatric beds.
The fundraiser already has a headstart from ACT/UCT.
ACT/UCT has kicked off the donations with $3,000 going to the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon and a $2,500 donation to Palliative Care.
Moose Jaw Health Foundation Executive Director, Kelly McElree, says the level of enthusiasm is incredible.
"To see that level of support so early for the radiothon means so much; it's truly an inspiration," says McElree. The additional dollars for Palliative Care will make a difference in the lives of patients who rely on palliative care services. It truly is appreciated by the Palliative Care team. Thank you, ACT/UCT."
The Moose Jaw ACT/UCT 1027 was also the first donor in last year's radiothon.
All money raised during the radiothon stays in Moose Jaw to better serve patients at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.