Submitted by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation
The 105.5 Moose FM Hospital Radiothon took place on Friday, Oct. 8 and was an overwhelming success, raising $170,184 to support Huntsville Hospital and the Focus on Imaging Campaign.
The Huntsville Hospital Foundation sends out a big thank you to 105.5 Moose FM and their listeners, as well as everyone who recorded their message in advance or came into the studio to chat live.
The phones rang consistently all day, and the community really stepped up and made a huge difference this year. This year’s radiothon beat last year’s record of $76,000. DJ Brock and DJ Kat (Katherine Craine) entertained listeners all day, and they heard from passionate physicians, caring hospital staff, and dedicated volunteers.
To hear Dr. Robert Litchfield’s message, click here.
HHF executive director Katherine Craine explained, “The results of this year’s radiothon are still just sinking in. We are beyond blown away by the amazing support we’ve received. We shouldn’t be surprised, this community is strong, can be counted on and are so passionate for their hospital! On behalf of our Foundation’s board of directors and our staff team please accept our sincerest thanks for this wonderful demonstration of giving.“
The Huntsville Hospital Foundation acknowledges the following supporters:
Special thanks to POWER HOUR sponsors: SML Contracting, Dr. Deane Murdy DDS, Greystone Project Management and Mr. Ross McKinnon. These power hours gave the foundation a huge jumpstart to the day, and many donors were excited to have their donations matched. The most calls were received during these four hours.
Thank you prize donors: Edmonton Oilers, The Hunt House Fine & Custom Jewellers, The Brick Huntsville, The Record Shoppe, Music on Main, and Zig Zag Escape Rooms. These prizes and the chance to win added a wonderful element of excitement and fun to the event.
The foundation also thanks Smokin’ Hot BBQ which raised $2,300 from their rib sales box on Friday, Oct. 8, and Farmers Daughter which sold local breakfast items with proceeds to the radiothon, as well as local musician Briar Summers who was this year’s Dr. David Allan Scholarship recipient and donated sales from her new album.
Finally, the Foundation thanks the 105.5 Moose FM hourly sponsors: Tree Top Trekking, Canadian Tire Huntsville, Sue Burke Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Real Estate, All Ontario Recycling, Gus & Gigi’s Pet Shoppe, Affogato Café & Gelato, Huntsville Denture Clinic, Dr. Peter Manczak, Drive Muskoka, Molly Maid and Dairy Lane Dental.
Prize winners: HHF Staff held a draw at 6:00 p.m. and entered everyone who donated to the radiothon. Six lucky names were picked, out of 169 donors. Congratulations to: Barb Townes, John Sisson, Annie Dubé, Barbara & Garry Johnston, Heather Wilson, and Jan Miller.
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