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Lethbridge CRH Foundation Radio-a-thon raises record $352,000

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This week’s annual Care From The Heart Radio-a-thon was a record breaker!

More than $352,000 was raised Thursday (Feb. 13) for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, smashing their goal of $250,000.

The total changed dramatically after Costco Wholesale came though with an extra $100,000 donation.

Once again at the helm of the Care from the Heart Radio-a-thon was Bob Balog, Honorary Chair. “My family, just like yours, has utilized the services of the Chinook Regional Hospital. We will all continue to experience the best of care thanks to the many generous donations that were received during Care from the Heart. I am humbled and thank everyone for their support.”

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During the radio-a-thon, six Lethbridge radio station all broadcasted live all day encouraging listeners to make a donation.

Foundation Executive Director, Jason VandenHoek says because of this great support, they can continue to ensure the best care is available at CRH.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the ongoing renovation and redevelopment of the mental health area at Chinook Regional Hospital.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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