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$170,000 raised for Fort St. John Hospital Foundation

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation says more than $170,000 was raised during this year's 'Light A Moose' radiothon.

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation says more than $170,000 was raised during this year's 'Light A Moose' radiothon.

The live radiothon was held Nov. 17 to 19, and had reached its $100,000 goal by the end of its second day, the Hospital Foundation said in a release. By the end of the third day, a record-breaking $170,000 had been donated. 

Funds will go to the comprehensive patient monitoring systems for the Fort St. John Hospital’s Emergency Room and In Patient Unit.

"The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is so grateful to the community of Fort St. John for the incredible support, and would like to thank everyone who donated," the Hospital Foundation stated in a release. "A special thank you to Moose FM for hosting once again, and making this year’s Light a Moose such an incredible success."

Among the major contributors this year were NorthRiver Midstream and Mustang Rentals, which each matched the first and second $20,000 that was raised.

The Hospital Foundation said six $10,000 donations came from other local businesses, including title sponsor Rhyason Contracting, Shell Canada, Pembina Pipeline, Enbridge, Peace Country Rentals, and Petronas.

For more information about or ways to support the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation to enhance patient care & comfort at Peace Villa, contact the Hospital Foundation at 250-793-0998.


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