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Healthcare Heroes Radiothon returns on Oct. 20

The 17th annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon returns to the airwaves of CKNX AM920 and cknx.ca on Saturday, Oct. 20 to raise funds for eight local hospital foundations.

Tune into the broadcast all day on AM920 and cknx.ca or catch hourly check-ins on 101.7 The One and 94.5 Classic Rock. Listeners will hear heartwarming patient stories and descriptions of the medical-equipment needs at each participating hospital. As well, they will be treated to one-of-a-kind musical performances, giving local talent an opportunity to show their support of our hospitals.

Mount Forest - Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation

The Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation aims to raise $100,000 towards 15 infusion pumps. Support towards this goal may be made in advance of the Radiothon by mail, in person or at mff.nwhealthcare.ca. On Oct. 20, phone in your pledge during the live broadcast by calling toll free 1-877-227-3486, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or to text a gift, text HERO Louise Marshall to 41010 until Oct. 31.

The foundation is also hosting two local activities in Mount Forest on Oct. 20. Birmingham Retirement Community is a gift drop-off on Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134 on King Street, the foundation is holding its first Radiothon Fun Progressive Euchre Tournament. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 12:45 p.m. Door prizes and a 50-50 draw will add to the fun. Advanced tickets are available at the Foundation office at Louise Marshall Hospital until Oct. 18 for $8 (which includes meal and tournament). Separate charges will apply at the door on Oct. 20.

Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation

The Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation has set a goal of $100,000 in order to purchase the new digital x-ray machine needed in Diagnostic Imaging. Support towards this goal may be made in advance of the Radiothon by mail, in person or at pdh.nwhealthcare.ca. On Oct. 20, phone in your pledge during the live broadcast by calling toll free 1-877-227-3486, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year, you can use your cell phone to make a $10 donation, by sending a text to 41010 with the message HERO Palmerston until Oct. 31.

More information

More information about the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon can be found at cknx.ca. Be part of local healthcare in your community. Support Louise Marshall Hospital through the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon. 

North Wellington Health Care

  • Louise Marshall Hospital

  • 630 Dublin Street, Mount Forest,
    ON N0G 2L3
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  • Phone: (519) 323-2210
  • Palmerston and District Hospital

  • 500 Whites Road, Palmerston,
    ON N0G 2P0
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  • Phone: (519) 343-2030