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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Radiothon For Hospitals Tomorrow

Port Elgin | by John Divinski  

The 98 The Beach Radiothon will start at 6 a.m. and raise money for hospitals.

The 3rd annual Light the Way Radiothon on 98 the Beach is just around the corner.

The 12-hour broadcast begins Thursday, December 13th at 6am and the Executive Director of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation says the goal is to raise $50,000 towards the $150,000 Light the Way overall campaign goal for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Tracy Murray says in addition, they're looking for help in raising $100,000 towards the MRI campaign.

The MRI will be located at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.

Murray says the money is needed each year, because the province does not provide cash for equipment purchases.

In order for the Southampton Hospital to keep up to date with its equipment, it's the community that needs to step up to the plate and raise the funds.

Everyone is invited to drop into 98 the Beach during the Radiothon at 382 Goderich Street where donations will be gladly accepted and there will be treats available for everyone as well.

Many special guests will be dropping into the station with special messages of hope and giving on behalf of the Southampton facility.

Honourary Chair of the Light the Way campaign, Southampton barrister and solicitor Judy Rich is looking forward to the Radiothon.

Rich has worked behind the scenes in past broadcasts and feels the hospital is a "pillar of the community" and we simply need to support that pillar every year.

In addition to the regular broadcast, there will be a special road hockey game behind the station at the basketball court put on by a Pee Wee girls and boys teams.

They hope to raise a lot of cash for the hospital and in doing so, be a contender for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Club top prize of $100,000 towards their favourite charity--which again will be the hospital.

That special game gets underway at 4:30pm on December 13th.

In the meantime, save this number--519-832-GIVE (4483).

It's the number you can call to help us reach our $50,000 goal in the 3rd annual Radiothon on 98 the Beach for the Light the Way campaign on Light the Way Day, Thursday December 13th.

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