$77K raised for kids with special needs

The funds were raised at the 12th annual Variety Children’s Radiothon which aired from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 22 and 23.

On June 22 and 23

On June 22 and 23

BURNABY, BC – On June 22 and 23 the communities of Prince George and Vanderhoof showed their hearts and helped Variety raise $77,326 for local children with special needs. The funds were raised at the 12th annual Variety Children’s Radiothon which aired from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days on 94.3 the GOAT, Country 97 FM and Valley Country.

“On behalf of Variety I’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the Radiothon,” says Kristy Gill, Variety’s executive director. “Whether it was volunteering time to answer phones, stepping up as a corporate sponsor or calling in to donate, we want our supporters to know that their efforts make a difference. All funds raised at the Radiothon will stay in the communities of Prince George and Vanderhoof to provide direct help to kids with special needs.”

Special recognition goes to radio sponsors 94.3 the GOAT, Country 97 FM and Valley Country, and communication sponsor TELUS. Variety would also like to thank Canadian Tire, Canfor, LifeLabs, McDonald’s, Porter & McMillan Insurance, P.G. Surg-Med and Kal Tire, for their support.

Variety steps in where health care ends to provide direct help to children in British Columbia with special needs. Funding is provided for medical care and services, mobility and communication equipment and therapies, and education and experiences that foster development. Variety sees children with special needs as champions who, with direct support, are able to triumph through challenges and fulfill their potential.

If you missed the Radiothon but would like to show your support, donations are gratefully accepted at variety.bc.ca.