The Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s Healthcare Rocks concert which took place at the Mae Wilson Theatre on March 18 raised $40,000 for the 17th annual 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon.
Healthcare Rocks featured the longest-touring AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells from Toronto, who made their first trip to Moose Jaw and the province.
Leroy In Front of The Camera from Leroy and Leroy fame stopped by the Radiothon on Friday to make the announcement. He said anyone who went to the show will remember how much fun it was.
“You know what, what a good group of guys. For everyone who was out to the show and got to see them perform, it was amazing. It was like watching the real thing, but backstage, they were just as good of guys and they were excited to be here and excited to be helping to raise some money here for us as well. It was fantastic,” Leroy said.
Moose Jaw Health Foundation Executive Director Kelly McElree gave a few special thank-yous for making the event such a success.
“I’ve got to give a big shout out to all the volunteers that helped out, but especially Cypress Concrete for being the presenting sponsor, just tremendous supporters of the foundation and everyone over at Grant Hall for putting up the band for two nights and helping serve hors d'oeuvres that night. They were the true rock stars themselves,” McElree said.
The donation pushed the Radiothon to pass its goal of $150,000 with about two hours remaining.
Donations can still be made by phoning 691-GIVE, through the Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s website or visiting the Town ‘n’ Country Mall.