The 7th Annual Cape Breton Cares Radiothon Raises more than $586,000

Thursday September 25th was a beautiful day for Cape Breton.

Cape Bretoners came together to celebrate the world-class care provided by the staff and services at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Because of the pride and everlasting generosity of the community, the Radiothon, in its 7th year raised more than $586,000.

Funds raised will help many different areas of care including, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, the Pediatrics Unit, Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and more.

The sun shone over the Radio Building on 318 Charlotte Street as community leaders and fundraisers came together to do their part to ensure Cape Bretoners are able to be at home on their sickest days. Donors spoke of their experiences with the hospital and what it means for them to be at home during times of sickness. Forty-one year old Stacey Rogers, patient at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre silenced the room as she expressed her gratitude to donors who enabled her to be at home for breast cancer treatment. "Being able to have my husband by my side and tucking my son into bed every night kept my life normal. The staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre are angels," Rogers teared up.

What would we do without the care at the Regional Hospital? Where would our loved ones be having treatment?

Your support ensures that we don't have to find out the answers to these questions. Your support to the Regional Hospital ensures that our loved ones are taken care of at home in Cape Breton.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation thanks all donors, volunteers, Cape Breton Radio, Jim Sampson Motors, the Harris family, Credit Unions of Cape Breton, Bell Aliant and many more who made the day a success!

Until no paitent needs us, we need you.

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