The 5th annual Care from the Heart Day Radiothon is back for another year.
 
The radiothon takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mar.8 at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital.
 
“Donations are going to the Karol Maschmeyer Practice Readiness Centre and that’s just to help the foundation support the last of the money it needs to raise,” said Tammy Burrows, hospital site operations manager.
 
The centre has a price tag of around $750,000.
 
“People should come on out and see the samples of equipment that we’ll have. We’ll also be running some simulations, they will be scattered throughout the day.”
 
Almost $85,000 was raised in the first four years of the event, with $25,600 coming in 2017.
 
“We’re looking forward to it. You can tell there’s a heightened energy when the radiothon is on because people are excited and they’re trying to promote education, you can just feel the energy in the hospital,” added Burrows.
 
The Care from the Heart Day Radiothon goes live from the hospital foyer, it's presented by Straightline Chrysler, Mix 107 and the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital Foundation.
 
There are three ways to donate, visit the day of, call-in or donate now on www.fschf.ca.
 

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