Saving Babies’ Lives!
27th Annual Z99 Radiothon Raises $728,617!
On March 13 & 14, Z99’s CC, Lorie and Buzz hit the airwaves for 36 hours live from the Cornwall Centre for the 2013 Z99 Radiothon. Thanks to community support, and the generous $150,000 matching donation of Potash Corp the Radiothon raised $728,617 for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located in the Rawlco Centre for Mother Baby Care at the Regina General Hospital.
Proceeds from the Radiothon will help purchase new equipment including Giraffe isolettes (incubators that keep babies warm and safe and protect them from noise, drafts, infection, and excess handling), Giraffe warmers (these keep babies warm and maintain their temperature), an X-ray machine, feeding pumps and milk warmers.
“For almost three decades the Radiothon has brought our community together in support of our NICU,” says Tom Sorensen, Manager of the NICU. “Thanks to this generosity, we are able to welcome our most fragile patients into the world with best care available. We are deeply grateful to Rawlco Radio and our community for their continued support.”
“This is the 27th Z99 Radiothon and once again our community has risen to the occasion,” says Tom Newton, Vice President and General Manager, Rawlco Radio. “What started as simple desire to give back has evolved into a true community effort. The NICU touches the lives of families across southern Saskatchewan every day and Rawlco Radio is honoured to part of such a worthy cause.”
“Rawlco Radio is such a strong advocate for children’s quality healthcare,” says Judy Davis, CEO, Hospitals of Regina Foundation. “We couldn’t have asked for a more motivated partner to help raise money and awareness of our hospitals. The numbers speak for themselves, over $6.5 million has been raised over the years for the NICU and that amazing support truly has saved babies’ lives.”