Maritimers set new record in support of 35th IWK Telethon for Children

Maritimers have pledged a record-breaking $6.7 million in support of the 35th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV.

The live broadcast from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John and Charlottetown wrapped up Sunday night.

This year, donors to the Telethon purchased important pieces of equipment including new smart beds for the IWK's inpatient unit.

Equipped with intuitive advanced technology, focusing on patient safety, nursing safety, and ease of use, these beds can also send alarms and messages wirelessly to the existing IWK monitoring system and nurses' mobile devices.

Jennifer Gillivan, President and CEO of the IWK Foundation, says they're so grateful to every donor and every volunteer who has made this event so successful.

This radio station is owned and operated by Bell Media, which also owns and operates CTV Atlantic.