The Temiskaming Hospital Foundation’s 7th Annual Radiothon which took place on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 over CJTT 104.5 FM was a huge success. Two hours into the six-hour-long event, the foundation reached its goal of raising $35,000 for an infant/pediatric ventilator for Temiskaming Hospital’s Emergency Department and ended the day at $38,397.74 raised. Since the event, the Foundation has raised additional funds bringing the total amount raised to $41,885.
With the additional funds raised from the Radiothon, the foundation was able to select a second piece of patient equipment, a high-strength LED phototherapy unit for the hospital’s Obstetrical Department which costs $8,000. The Temiskaming Hospital Foundation Board of Directors voted in support of using proceeds from their 50/50 fundraiser to cover the $1,100 extra needed to acquire this critical piece of equipment.
“We want to thank the entire community and our event sponsors for their generosity during this year’s event,” said Temiskaming Hospital Foundation President Jim Rowe. He continued, “We acknowledge the struggles that many of our community members and businesses are facing right now, so to not only reach but exceed our goal this year is a true testament to our community and them recognizing the importance of our Care Close to Home campaign.”
The 7th Annual Radiothon saw three event sponsors come on board including One Foot Forward, the event’s Superhero Sponsor who donated $16,000, Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC and Ebert Welding Ltd., the event’s Champion Sponsors who both donated $5,000 and CJTT 104.5 FM, the event’s Supporter Sponsor with their in-kind support valued at $2,500. The event saw a total of 95 donations made.
“One Foot Forward is extremely proud to be supporting the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation through the Care Close to Home campaign. Being recognized as the Superhero Sponsor with a donation of $16,000 towards the purchase of a new infant/pediatric ventilator is both so humbling and fitting. As Greyson’s parents, Shelly and John Zubyck know far too well how important access to such a specialized piece of equipment is. We are grateful for this opportunity to assist the Temiskaming Hospital and our community in loving memory of Greyson.”
To date, the Radiothon has brought in over $200,000 allowing for the purchase of three ECG machines, infant care beds, pulmonary function testing machine, mechanical ventilator and ultrasound machine.
“I’d like to congratulate the foundation on such a successful 7th Annual Radiothon,” said Temiskaming Hospital President & CEO Mike Baker. He continued, “This is the first year we’ve funded two separate pieces of equipment for Temiskaming Hospital and are so grateful as both of these items are needed to continue to provide Care Close to Home.”
The Temiskaming Hospital Foundation would like to acknowledge all those who made the event possible including the staff and community members who provided testimonials, Janet MacDowall who joined the board in giving live on-air updates throughout the day and those who helped behind the scenes leading up to the event. The foundation would like to thank CJTT 104.5 FM as well for adapting the normal format of the event in order for it to take place again this year.
The Temiskaming Hospital Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts for the purpose of supporting outstanding clinical care for the communities served by Temiskaming Hospital. For more information or to donate to the 7th Annual Radiothon, please visit www.temiskaminghospitalfoundation.org.