What a day! The 2010 Virgin Radiothon was a great success!

May 4, 2010 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

The 2010 Virgin Radiothon for BC Children’s Hospital came to an exciting finish Thursday evening, raising an incredible 118,143 for the Hospital. 
BC Children’s Hospital patient, Kevin, prepares for his interview with Nat and Drew.

Dr. Skarsgard, interviewed by Global BC at the Virgin 9 5 3 Radiothon


We heard stories from patients and their families from all over BC; some triumphant and some heartbreaking. We heard from doctors and nurses from the Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the only PICU in the province that specializes in acute pediatric care. We also heard from Dr. Erik Skarsgard, a general pediatric surgeon who treats the unique needs of tiny babies to six-foot tall teens. These powerful stories prompted donors from across the Lower Mainland to as far away as Kitimat, BC to donate to the cause.    

 After 14 hours, the generosity of Virgin listeners was evident. They can be pleased that $118,143 will go a long way to helping the Hospital fulfill its most urgent needs such as new state-of-the-art equipment and research into specialized treatment options for treating BC’s kids.    

 Virgin 9 5 3 was joined by several of its sister stations across Canada on April 29, supporting helping to raise a grand total of over $7 million. Over 50 of Astral Media’s radio stations in 30 cities across Canada took part in the Astral Media National Day of Caring for Kids Radiothon. BC Children’s was just one of 20 children’s hospitals and health care facilities across the country that benefited from this event.    

 A warm thanks to all participants, donors, and volunteers who made this year’s Virgin Radiothon a smashing success.    

Virgin 9 5 3 host, Nat, bounces Kevin's little brother while interviewing him and his brother.


 See you next year!   


Entry filed under: At the Hospital, Foundation, Michael.

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