Record Breaking Care from the Heart Radio-a-thon!

February 14, 2020

News Release
February 14, 2020
Lethbridge – The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation held its Annual Care from the Heart Day Radio-a-thon on Thursday, February 13th and is pleased to announce that over $352,000 has been raised thus far – far surpassing their goal of $250,000. 
According to Executive Director, Jason VandenHoek, Care from the Heart Day continues to be a success because of the generous citizens of Southern Alberta. “We are once again thankful for the outstanding support of our community.  Because of this support, we can continue to ensure that the best of care is available at the Chinook Regional Hospital.”

Organizers of the event were surprised when Costco Wholesale Lethbridge, added an additional $100,000 to their donation, for a grand total of $189,740.  “Because we exceeded our fundraising goal and saw the biggest increase in funds raised of all stores in Western Canada, Costco Lethbridge was awarded an additional $100,000 by Costco Canada to support the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation” says Bryan Storey, Membership Supervisor, with Lethbridge’s Costco.  “We can’t thank our members enough for their support!” 
During the Radio-a-thon, six local radio stations broadcast live from the atrium of the Chinook Regional Hospital, encouraging listeners to make a donation.  KiSS 107.7,106.7 Rock, Country 95.5, B-93.3, 94.1 Juice FM and 2Day FM 98.1 all participated. 
Once again at the helm of the Care from the Heart Radio-a-thon was Bob Balog, Honorary Chair.  “My family, just like yours, has utilized the services of the Chinook Regional Hospital.  We will all continue to experience the best of care thanks to the many generous donations that were received during Care from the Heart.  I am humbled and thank everyone for their support.” 
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the ongoing renovation and redevelopment of the mental health area at Chinook Regional Hospital. 
About Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated exclusively to raising and accepting funds in support of the priorities of the Chinook Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.   The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation focuses on three areas to support the delivery of best possible care:
·                     State-of-the-art healthcare equipment
·                     Vital programs
·                     Capital and special projects
Each year, Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation spearheads a number of fundraising initiatives.  In addition to accepting financial gifts from individual and corporate donors, the Foundation seeks funding through grants and actively engages in community partnerships.
For more information, please contact:
Shonna Lamb
Development Coordinator
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation

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