Our Community Involvement Team was standing by to take everyone's calls
Our Community Involvement Team was up early taking phone calls for the 18th annual Corus Radiothon. Pictured above from left to right - Delia, Andrew W., Tammy, Andrew B, and Gary - great job team!
For the second year in a row, the Community Involvement Team from Edmonton Valve & Fitting spent an early morning taking pledge calls for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Wearing matching T-shirts, the five of them showed up at 5 a.m. on Jan. 19 for the 18th Annual Corus Radiothon.
It was the second day of a live, two-day broadcast on Corus Entertainment radio stations CISN Country 103.9, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED. From the lobby of the hospital, dozens of young patients and their families shared their stories over the air, while volunteers staffed the phone bank.
"The neat thing we really noticed is that even though there has been a general economic downturn, people were still making the donations," says Andrew Worthington of our Community Involvement Team.
This year's Radiothon raised $1.3 million for the foundation's Direct Impact Fund, undesignated funds used for the Hospital’s most urgent equipment, research, training and program needs.
Our team was right out in the main lobby of the hospital, giving them plenty of visibility as people came in and out. It also meant a lot of commotion to work in. But the team held their concentration. We even got a brief moment of fame when one of the stations interviewed one of our team members.
"We definitely enjoyed doing it," Worthington says. "It is kind of a sought-after volunteer event. I'm looking forward to doing it next year, if we get the opportunity."
After handing over the phones to the next shift at 9 a.m., our team stretched their muscles and headed to Edmonton Valve & Fitting for a full day of work.
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