14th Annual Radiothon


Thursday, April 27th, marks the 14th Annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon to raise funds for Women & Children's Health Services at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.  

On-air personalities Brian Martin and Betty Selin will broadcast live on location from the main entrance of Village Green Centre from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

This year's goal is to raise funds for 3 NeoBLUE Radiometers and 3 CO2 monitors to support infants and children at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. NeoBLUE radiometers provide a precise measurement of light in the blue spectrum, to ensure optimal phototherapy treatment for babies that present with Newborn Jaundice. CO2 monitors are used to closely observe the recovery of infants and children who have undergone procedures requiring sedation.
Radiothon morning kicks off with a drive-thru coffee, by donation, at Starbucks, Village Green Centre location from 6:30 am to 9:00 am.  This is a convenient stop on the way to work, to pick up coffee for staff and colleagues, while supporting a worthy cause. 

Radio personality April Lyn will be at Askew's Foods in Armstrong from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Volunteers will be available to take donations. There is also fun for families as Bounce Hire will be there 3 pm to 5 pm with admission by donation!

Clarence Fulton Secondary School students will be holding the 6th annual "Breakfast Bags for Babies" on April 27 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. All proceeds will be donated to the Radiothon in support of VJH Foundation. Be on the look-out for enthusiastic Fulton students at the lights by Okanagan Landing Road and Fulton Road.  Students will be located at various intervals along OK Landing road in the direction of the Flower Spot and the Landing Plaza.

They have prepared a limited number of breakfast bags for sale by donation and will also be accepting Radiothon donations!  The bags will be filled with goodies; fruit, yogurt, granola bars, & juice boxes. Breakfast items have been donated by generous, local businesses! 

Regardless of the amount, all donations and challenges will be acknowledged on-air during the Radiothon. There will be an opportunity for businesses and individuals to challenge others in our community or to share birth stories and acknowledge the exceptional care received at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

"I'm so proud to be part of the Sun FM's Have a Heart Radiothon. This is a very special event where families come and share their stories; children see their parents giving back to the community which creates this amazing cycle of giving. Radiothon is just one more reason I love living in the North Okanagan," said Betty Selin, co-host Sun FM Sunrise Show and Radiothon co-host.

Donations can be dropped off in person at the main door of the Village Green Centre (6:00 am to 6:00 pm), at Askew's Foods in Armstrong (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm) or pledged by Visa or MasterCard by calling 250-549-1057 or donate on-line at www.vjhfoundation.org.

To date, Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon has raised $590,708 to purchase equipment for Women's & Children's Health Services at VJH.