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Ocean 98.5’s annual fundraiser is taking it to the streets

Posted on 09/05/2016 1:00pm


May 9, 2016 – Victoria,
BC – Ocean 98.5’s 14th annual Radiothon for Kids, benefiting BC Children’s Hospital, will take place at a new location this year broadcasting live from 6 am to 6pm on Friday, May 13 in Centennial Square. Ocean 98.5’s Radiothon for Kids is going to be bigger and better this year with a full family event that includes food trucks and family activities.

Visitors can donate at the site, online at bcchf.ca or over the phone; all funds raised from Ocean 98.5’s Radiothon for Kids will support research, clinical care, equipment and education programs at the hospital.

Over the past 12 years, Ocean 98.5's Radiothon for Kids has raised over $2 million for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation with last year’s event alone bringing in $182,199. This support ensures that BC Children’s Hospital’s caregivers and researchers continue to provide the high-quality medical care that families depend on.

BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service acute-care hospital dedicated to serving close to one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children’s specialists, in their home community.

Last year, Vancouver Island children made more than 7,900 visits to the hospital. Funds raised by the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.

For information about Ocean 98.5’s Radiothon for Kids contact:

Rob Michaels
Program Director
Ocean 98.5
250-382-4506
Email: rob.michaels@rci.rogers.com

For information about BC Children’s Hospital Foundation contact:

Angela Fox, Communications Coordinator
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
604-875-2345 ext. 5458
Email: afox@bcchf.ca