The 11th annual 105.7 Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon is on air Thursday at the Village Green Centre.
Brian Martin and Betty Selin will broadcast live on location from the mall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m and all funds will go to the women’s and children’s unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
“Sun FM is committed to helping children in the North Okanagan, ensuring they have access to the best possible health care,” said Gord Leighton, Sun FM general manager.
The fundraiser for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation will kick off with drive-thru coffee by donation at the Starbucks at the Village Green Centre from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Clarence Fulton Secondary School leadership students will be taking part again this year.
From 6:30 to 9 a.m., students will be accepting donations for their breakfast bags for babies event on Okanagan Landing Road. across from Ellison School. Students will be handing out 200 healthy breakfast bags containing items such as fruit, yogurt, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups, discount coupons and free vouchers.
For those in the Armstrong and Enderby area, donations to the radiothon can be made in Armstrong at Askew’s Foods, where April Lyn will be on location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Have a Heart Radiothon always brings out the best in our community,” said Sue Beaudry, VJH Foundation director of development.
“We are touched with stories of hope and inspiration, and by the generosity of our friends and neighbours throughout the North Okanagan.”
This year, funds raised from radiothon will help purchase two vein viewers, which facilitate pediatric and infant IV access.
Since its inception in 2004, the Sun FM Radiothon has raised $416,225 to purchase medical equipment for the women’s and children’s unit at VJH.
Donations may be dropped off in person at the main door of the Village Green Centre Thursday or pledged by MasterCard or Visa by calling 250-549-1057.