ESTEVAN - Whitecap Resources has launched the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Radiothon for Life fundraising campaign with a donation of $10,000.
This contribution will officially start the fundraising efforts for the radiothon, which is set to take place June 7 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., live on Golden West Broadcasting’s three local radio stations, Sun 102 FM, Rock 106 FM and CJ1150 AM.
The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation said it is grateful for Whitecap’s support.
“We are incredibly thankful for the donation from Whitecap Resources to kick off our Radiothon for Life campaign. They have been an annual supporter of our radiothon and we are excited to have an opportunity to truly acknowledge the support they give our hospital,” said foundation executive director Lori Gervais.
“Our radiothon funds much needed medical equipment for our hospital, and with the help of this donation, we are off to a great start.”
“Whitecap Resources is very excited to be involved with this year’s Radiothon for Life as the kick-off sponsor. Our hospital is vital for Estevan and the surrounding southeast communities that we serve, and we are proud to support St. Joseph’s Hospital again this year,” said Whitecap Resources superintendent Jim Larter.
This year’s Radiothon for Life will be at St. Joseph’s Hospital, with tents set up outside of the long-term care entrance.
“We are very excited to be back at the hospital again this year. Having the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital getting involved is very important to us and we are also looking forward to bringing more activities, such as bouncy castles and a supper fundraiser to this year’s event,” said Gervais.
Southern Plains Co-op is also signed up to support a community barbecue on the day of the benefit. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be available at the St. Joseph’s Hospital parking lot, all for free with a donation.
With the radiothon starting an hour later this year, this allows the co-op to offer two barbecues this year, one for lunch and another for supper.
Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will support upgrades to the emergency department, including facility improvements and new medical equipment.
“The emergency department is crucial to our hospital and the health of our community, and we are looking forward to partnering with St. Joseph’s Hospital to upgrade this very important unit,” said Gervais.
The Radiothon for Life is an annual event hosted by the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation that has brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the funding of medical equipment at St. Joseph’s Hospital.