Ten Bell Media radio stations raise $281,014 for annual IWK Radiothon
Maritime radio listeners joined forces during the annual IWK Radiothon on Friday, March 24, 2023, to raise a remarkable $281,014.15 to support specialized care for the patients and families who rely on the IWK.
Throughout the day, radio listeners were inspired by stories and live interviews from IWK patients and their families from across the Maritimes, including Kyle Swim from Woodstock, NB. Kyle was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries, a rare and life-threatening heart condition before he was even born. He underwent heart surgery at just seven days old. Now 14 years old, he is a healthy boy who continues to be monitored by the IWK's cardiology team.
In the weeks leading up to the broadcast, participating radio stations encouraged their listeners to become IWK Radiothon Warriors. Participants who signed up were able to create online fundraising pages. The Warrior program raised a remarkable $14,000.50 towards the event’s grand total.
This year, the IWK Radiothon raised funds to help support the purchase of new equipment including pediatric/infant scales, an examination table for the Emergency Department and Syringe Infusion Pumps. Donations also support other urgent priorities and opportunities such as research and innovation, and facility upgrades at the IWK.
Donations can still be made to the IWK Radiothon by calling 1-800-595-2266 or donating online here.