Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital radiothon raises over $600K

By paNOW Staff
February 4, 2018 - 1:39pm

Over $618,000 was raised during the three-day Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital radiothon in Saskatoon.

The event was broadcast live on a number of radio stations in the city last week. The collected funds will be used to purchase a Video Laryngoscope to help Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies breathe easier. Five Transcutaneous Monitors will dramatically reduce the need for needle pokes in newborns. 

Dollars raised through the CP Has Heart campaign are in honour of the 2018 CP Women’s Open in Regina and will support a dedicated pediatric cardiology space and specialized equipment in the Pediatric Outpatients Clinic at the new hospital.

“We are overwhelmed with the compassion shared over the past three days among families, donors, sponsors and supporters,” Brynn Boback-Lane, president and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Together said. “We are filling our dedicated maternal and children’s hospital with lifesaving medical equipment that is so desperately needed in Saskatchewan.”

Representing the radiothon live on-air was 11-year-old Blake Wheeler of Saskatoon. Blake and his twin brother, Noah, were born severely premature. Noah tragically passed away two weeks later while Blake spent another four months in the NICU.

Since it started in 2003, the radiothon has raised over $5.7 million.

 

 

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