Today, I volunteered some of my time answering phones at the Corus Caring Hearts Radiothon with my Optimist Family.
It was my first time, so I had a ton of questions and Bill Halman, program director at Corus, was just the right guy to answer them.
“We just want to raise as much money as we can,” said Halman. “We don’t set a number, but we almost always reach over $100,000. This community is amazing.”
The Radiothon is a Big Deal, every year raising essential money which in turn, translates into funding for much needed equipment, services or even buildings! Over the last 12 years, The Corus Caring Hearts Radiothon has helped amass over $1.2 million to support our Community Hospital. That is no small number.
But this is very special because it’s really all about hearts, young and old. Caring Hearts and caring FOR hearts.
This year, donations received will help support CCH’s most vulnerable patients by purchasing:
A Waterproof Fetal Monitoring System for CCH’s Birthing Suites: This system monitors the fetal heart rate, maternal heart rate, blood pressure and uterine activity. The waterproof features allow for use in birthing tubs.
Bedside Cardiac Monitors for patients in the Critical Care Unit: They measure the patients respiration rate, oxygen in blood and cardiac rhythm. They monitor patients across many ailments whose cardiac functioning may be at risk.
By 4pm, the tally was up to $56,143 and by the time it was over, Corus had raised a whooping $105,554 ! The Seeker fund raises several times a year. We know first hand how much work stands behind every single dollar given. I am in awe at how much Corus really cares.
I want to personally congratulate everybody at Corus and CCHF for putting this event together and giving me this wonderful opportunity to give back to my community. And thanks to every single one of you who donated as well. Together, we save lives.