Radiothon has heart for hospital

On Thursday, Sun FM’s Brian Martin and Betty Selin will broadcast live at the Village Green Centre

The 10th annual Have A Heart Radiothon is ready to benefit Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

On Thursday, Sun FM’s Brian Martin and Betty Selin will broadcast live at the Village Green Centre from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This is a very special event where families come and share their stories, and children see their parents giving back to the community which creates this amazing cycle of giving,” said Selin.

Sun FM’s goal is to raise funds to equip every labour, delivery, recovery and postpartum room with an infant T-piece resuscitator.

As part of the event, Sun FM is auctioning off a live broadcast with the Sunrise Morning Show, from a local business, or a North Okanagan location of the bidder’s choice. The auction opens Monday and closes Thursday at 5 p.m. Call 250-545-9222 to make a bid.

Radiothon morning kicks off with drive-thru coffee, by donation, at Starbucks in the Village Green Centre from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Sun FM’s April Lyn will be at Askew’s Foods in Armstrong from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and volunteers will be available to take your donations. Bring your children to Askew’s for some fun as Bounce Hire will be set up and admission is by donation.

Clarence Fulton Secondary School students will be holding the third annual Breakfast Bags for Babies Thursday from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

“Be on the look-out for enthusiastic Fulton students on Okanagan Landing Road, across from Ellison school,” said Andrea Egan, with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

“They have prepared 250 breakfast bags for sale by donation and will also be accepting radiothon donations. There will be a certain number of large prizes, such as a gift card, that will be randomly placed in 10 to 20 of the bags.”

Donations can be dropped off in person at the main door of the Village Green Centre (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), at Askew’s Foods in Armstrong (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or pledged by credit card by calling 250-549-1057. You can also make a donation on-line at www.vjhfoundation.org.