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Lethbridge’s annual Care From the Heart Radio-a-thon set for Feb. 11

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LETHBRIDGE, AB. – It’s that time of year again.

The local Care From the Heart Radio-a-thon is taking place this week to raise money for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation.

The 11th annual event involves all six Lethbridge radio stations, including 94.1  CJOC and 98.1 2Day FM.

The event runs Thursday, February 11th between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

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Over the course of the day Thursday, you’ll hear interviews with folks from the CRH Foundation, health care workers, and others.

All the money raised from the radio-a-thon stays right here in Lethbridge and is used to buy much-needed equipment and fund special projects for the hospital.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, donations this year are only being accepted over the phone 403-388-6001 or easily on the CRH Foundation website by clicking this link: Care From the Heart 2021

This a major fundrasier for the foundation, having brought in over $2.3 million since 2010. Last year, the radio-a-thon raised more than $325,000, which was a record one year amount.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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