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Fundraiser for Estevan's hospital fetches $96,843

Event will support upgrades to the hospital's emergency room:
The final number is in for this year's Radiothon for Life.

ESTEVAN - People from the Estevan area were once again very generous with their support for an important fundraiser.

A total of $96,843 was raised through this year's Radiothon for Life for the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. 

The benefit opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday and continued until 7 p.m. The total started at $10,000 thanks a donation announced earlier in the year by Whitecap Resources. Donations rolled in throughout the day. 

Golden West Radio's three local stations, Sun 102.3 FM, Rock 106 and CJ 1150, had interviews with staff and patients during the day. 

There was a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and another from 5-7 p.m., thanks to Southern Plains Co-op Ltd. Bouncy castles for children were courtesy of the Estevan Eye Clinic. 

Proceeds from this year's fundraiser will go to emergency department upgrades. 

The next edition of the Mercury will have more on this story. 

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