31ST ANNUAL Z99 RADIOTHON RAISES $718,243
As Rawlco Radio celebrates its 30th anniversary, Z99’s hosts CC, Lorie, and Cassity hit the airwaves on March 15 and 16 for the 31st annual Z99 Radiothon. For 36 continuous hours the dynamic trio encouraged people to help save babies’ lives. Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Radiothon raised $718,243 for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located in the Regina General Hospital. That brings the fundraiser’s 31-year total to more than $ 8.5 million for babies in need.
The NICU is located in the Rawlco Centre for Mother Baby Care at the Regina General Hospital. Approximately 500 babies from 24 to 42 weeks old require care in the unit, each year. The NICU, which also includes the special care nursery for babies who require less intensive care, has capacity for 29 babies. On average, 21 babies a day require care in the unit.