Care from the Heart Radio-a-thon raises over $305,000!

February 11, 2022

(Lethbridge, AB – February 11th, 2022) The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation held their Annual ‘Care from the Heart Day’ Radio-a-thon on Thursday, February 10th, and is thrilled to announce that over $305,000 has been raised thus far – surpassing their goal of $275,000.
Allan Bartolcic, Executive Director, states, “The community continues to come together as we are extremely thankful for everyone’s contribution; the success is all because of you.”

During the Radio-a-thon, six local radio stations, KiSS 107.7, 106.7 Rock, Country 95.5, B-93.3, 94.1 CJOC FM, and 2Day FM 98.1, broadcasted live from their respective stations, sharing stories, speaking with members of the hospital and encouraging listeners to donate. 

Once again, the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation was delighted to have Bob Balog, Honorary Chair, at the helm of the ‘Care from the Heart Day’ Radio-a-thon for the 11th year running. “Thank you again for the overwhelming support; the ongoing generosity of our community humbles me.” The COVID-19 response at Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) has been more than just ordinary. It has been extraordinary coordination of teams, departments and programs that have never been seen before, and hopefully, never seen again. The donors to the CRH Foundation have played an essential role in the hospital’s response to COVID-19. On February 10th, everyone celebrated and shared their stories with the community at the 12th annual Radio-a-thon!

These incredible donations will expand the areas of care the Chinook Regional Hospital can provide, and bring new equipment, technologies, and expertise to Lethbridge. Our donors are keeping world-class healthcare closer to home. A truly incredible gift to your friends, family, and neighbours! 
About Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated exclusively to raising and accepting funds to support 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 the best possible care:

  • State-of-the-art healthcare equipment
  • Vital programs
  • Capital and special projects
Each year, Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation spearheads several 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 and media inquiries, please contact: Shonna Lamb
Development Officer
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 403-388-6001

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