Lake 88.1 FM Radiothon supporting our hospitals and community health centres set for October 14

Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Live on-air and online 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local healthcare officials, doctors, nurses, patients and volunteers will join us on Lake 88.1 Radio for our 3rd live 12-hour fundraising ‘Radiothon’ in support of our local hospitals and community health centres.

We’ll be raising funds for equipment and programs to give our local healthcare partners the tools they need to continue their excellent service in our region.

The list of needs is long. The Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor Foundation needs a ‘Point of Care’ I-STAT analyzer to give Physicians immediate results to blood work, and fundraising continues for AGH’s new CT Scan unit.

“We’re always pleased to be included in this full-day broadcast,” said Al Roberts, Managing Director of the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation.  “We’ve lined up some great interviews with local residents like Tracey Brown and Randal Prescott, Mark Papousek, Heather Phaneuf and even Wayne Rostad, all of whom will talk about their experiences with our amazing hospital.”

For one Lake 88.1 staff member, including AGH and FVM in the broadcast is somewhat personal.  “I was born at the Almonte General Hospital on a cold night in December,” said Donna (Hickey) Donaldson, creative director at Lake.  Donaldson then went on to say how proud she is of her hospital and home town, especially the birthing unit where many of her nieces and nephews have been born that serves the entire region.  To listen to the entire interview with Donaldson about why Lake does the annual radioathon, visit: https://youtu.be/fDldy7CdZkg

The Urology Department at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital requires new surgical equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney and bladder at a cost of over $225,000.

The Carleton Place District Memorial Hospital requires more than 100 pieces of patient care equipment totaling approximately 2 million dollars – for use throughout the hospital including the new Emergency Department building.

And support is needed for program and services provided by Country Roads Community Health Centre in Portland and Westport, ConnectWell Community Health in Lanark and Carleton Place, and Rideau Community Health Services in Smiths Falls and Merrickville.

Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and let’s give our Front Line Workers the tools they need to deliver the care you deserve.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors for making the Lake 88 Radiothon possible!