April 29, 2022 | by: isaacpiotrowski

Record Amount of $145,196 Raised During the Together for OUR Health Radiothon 2022



Campbellton (NB) – The Friends of Healthcare Foundation held its Together for OUR Health Radiothon in partnership with 2 local radio stations, namely 95 CKNB and SOMMET FM.


Thanks to a $ 50,000 surprise donation at the very end of the event from Les Filles De Marie-DeL’Assomption, and an anonymous donation of $ 70,000, the initial goal of $30,000 was reached and even largely exceeded, with a total of $ 145, 196 witch will be used to purchase a monitor and treatment chairs at the Hemodialysis at the St. Joseph Community Centre in Dalhousie and specialized medical equipment for OUR community.


Throughout the Radiothon, listeners could hear health professionals talk about services and special care made possible in the Restigouche Zone thanks to the financial contribution of the Foundation.


To encourage people to make a donation of $25 or more, the Restigouche Automobile Dealers Association sponsored once again two iPads that were randomly drawn at the end of the day. The winners of these amazing prizes were Mr. Donald Haché of St-Arthur and Mr. Jean-Guy and Mme. Micheline Drapeau of Balmoral. Also, several donors won $100 gift cards, courtesy of our local Shoppers Drug Mart(2) Jean Coutu (3), Familiprix, Atlantic Superstore, and Guardian pharmacies. Congratulations to our winners!


According to Mr. Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Foundation, the event was a tremendous success. “I am extremely happy with the amount of interest generated by our Radiothon and very pleased with all the generous donations including $50,000 from Les Filles de Marie-De-L’Assomption at the very end and the anonymous donation of $ 70,000. A very special thank you for their generosity and vote of confidence to this Foundation and community. Also, this event is made possible thanks to the support of our precious sponsors, and especially the cooperation and generosity from the staff and management of SOMMET FM and CKNB. Finally, I would like to express a special thank-you to the population of Restigouche for their amazing participation. A special thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors, Soup’N Sweets of Campbellton Regional Hospital, participating pharmacies and the Restigouche Automobile Dealers Association who helped make this Radiothon a great success.”


Mr. Yves Goudreau, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, stated: “The commitment of the generous donors and partners in our community allows us to invest in the continuous improvement of health care and services in our region. I would therefore like to thank them sincerely. I would also like to thank the devoted medical staff who accepted to come on the air to explain in simple terms how the Foundation contributes to maintaining and improving health care in our community.”


Finally, funds will mainly be used to purchase a monitor and treatment chairs for the Dialysis Unit in Dalhousie and specialized medical equipment in order to MAITAIN and IMPROVE healthcare for Our Population.