When pigs fly radiothon nets over $62,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Q̓ ʷalayu House
Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island set its When pigs fly radiothon fundraising goal at $50,000, but the Campbell River community didn’t stop there. The 12- hour radiothon, hosted by Vista Radio’s 2DayFM and JetFM radio stations on June 24, raised more than $62,000 for Q̓ ʷalayu House, a new home away from home adjacent to North Island Hospital.
Q̓ ʷalayu House will provide a warm welcome and affordable accommodation for families who need to travel to Campbell River for their children’s health care.
Children’s Health Foundation is thrilled by the support received from the Campbell River and north Island communities. “We didn’t know what to expect from our first radiothon but the community’s enthusiasm for this project was never in doubt”, said Foundation CEO Veronica Carroll. “Thank you to Vista Radio, our radiothon sponsors, Rainforest Outdoor Living and Campbell River Dental Centre, and to everyone who drove through Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex parking lot to drop off donations, who shared their stories and support on-air, and who donated and participated in our silent auction. It was a fabulous day in support of north Island families.”
The official opening of Q̓ ʷalayu House is July 12. If you missed the radiothon, you still have a chance to make a difference. Children’s Health Foundation needs to raise a further $1.8 million to reach its Q̓ ʷalayu House campaign goal. Make a gift online to help ensure that Q̓ ʷalayu House will be welcoming families for years to come.