Through 12 hours on Friday, and another five on the air on Saturday, $26,960.71 was raised by residents in North Hastings and people from all across Canada that have connections to the local community.
“It’s an amazing accomplishment that happens every year,” Chair of Radiothon Debbie Speck said after the fundraising total was announced. “You never get tired of finding out what the amount is.”
The theme this year was “every drop counts” because the Auxiliary is raising money for a CBC Blood Analyzer and a Level 1 Fluid Warmer/Rapid Infuser. As explained during the radiothon, they are two vitals pieces of equipment the hospital needs to ensure that they can continue to give quality care to everyone who passes through their doors.
“We have some amazing volunteers that helped, amazing volunteers and amazing volunteers as well,” Speck said.
If you were unable to donate during this year’s radiothon, you can still donate to the Auxiliary by dropping your cash or cheque donation off at the Corner Cafe located inside the North Hastings Hospital at 1 Manor Lane.