A 13-hour radiothon on Thursday to raise money for the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation (SBHF) was so successful that phone lines stayed open all day today.
Spokesperson Laura Dickie says there was an overwhelming response and donations were still pouring in Friday morning.
Funds raised during the Radiothon of Hope and Healing go to life-saving patient care and medical research programs
Both CURVE 94.3 and 99.9 BOB FM held live remotes from the hospital’s Everett Atrium, and by 7 p.m. yesterday had raised nearly $60,000.
The SBHF has raised more than $750,000 for patient care programs over the past eight years through its radiothons. Despite the shaky economy, the community has always pulled through every year to make a donation, which ultimately provides health care services to those who most rely on them.
Other key areas that will benefit from donations include the Cardiac Sciences Program, the Mental Health Program and the Woman and Child Program.
A final total from this year’s radiothon is expected to be released on Monday.