Radiothon approaches

The third annual Comox Valley/Campbell River Variety Children’s Radiothon will broadcast live on The Eagle 97.3 FM on July 12 and 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

 

The Variety Children’s Radiothon will introduce listeners to some of the children Variety — The Children’s Charity has helped in the Comox Valley area as well as local projects Variety has supported. All money raised over the two-day Radiothon will stay in the community to help local children who have special needs and organizations that support children.

“Variety is very excited to be holding another Radiothon in the Comox Valley again this year,” said Barbie Hislop, executive director of Variety – The Children’s Charity. “The community has really embraced this event over the last two years so we hope this will be another successful event.

“The Radiothon is a great opportunity for people to get involved as every dollar raised will stay right here to help children in the Valley who have special needs.”

Over the past four years, Variety has granted close to $65,000 to families in the Comox Valley. The money has been used for specialized equipment, medicine, therapies and accommodation and travel costs associated with a child’s medical emergency.

Since 2009, Variety has also provided over $73,000 in organizational grants to the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Maternity/Child Unit for critical care equipment as well as the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society.

The Variety Children’s Radiothon is supported by local sponsors including The Eagle 97.3, Best Western Westerly Hotel, Quality Foods, Brian McLean, Central Builders and Kal Tire as well as dozens of local volunteers.

Tune in to The Eagle 97.3 on July 12 and 13 and call 250-703-4420 or toll-free 1-855-703-4420 to help Variety help children who have special needs in Comox Valley.

Variety — The Children’s Charity raises funds and distributes grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. Since 1965, Variety has raised over $155 million for children and families in the province.

— Variety — The Children’s Charity

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