In 12 years, our radio events have raised more than $7,500,000 in support of healthcare in Cape Breton.
All it takes is one cell for a patient in the emergency department to become an cancer patient and need immediate cancer care. One cell can lead to a diagnosis and need for life-saving treatment. This year, we will be fudraising to purchase Cape Breton's first ever CellaVision machine. Donors will be giving patients critical time to identify and treat deadly cancers that move quickly and often change quickly.
With real-time reporting, the local technologists and the pathologists in Halifax can work together, quicker to determine the next steps. Avoiding lengthy waits for samples to be couriered to Halifax can give patients either peace of mind, or the critical extra days to begin a treatment plan. When you fund CellaVision, you are giving Cape Breton Cancer patients the gift of an early start to a long and painful fight. You might just be giving them the time to survive.
This year's event will be held at Centre 200 in Sydney on Geroge St.
Your help is NEEDED
Your donations have an incredible impact on our community, allowing more Cape Bretoners to get the care they need at home, near their family and friends.
We are counting on your support to fund these critical needs and strengthen the health of Cape Bretoners!
On October 8th, 2020 the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will celebrate Radioday 2020 in support of Cape Breton's new cancer centre.
This is Cape Breton’s most successful and highest profile fundraising event of the year.
On RadioDay, you will hear from inspiring and remarkable people who have access to excellence in healthcare here at home thanks to you. You will hear from Tanya Jessome, Cayla Toomey, Debbie Young and more...
In the past, we heard from Brenda McCarthy, Leigh-Anne Cox, Harland Fraser, Ellen MacKenzie and Jason Fedora. Their cancer battles are truly amazing and our fundraising priority at this year’s RadioDay is cancer care in Cape Breton.
Thanks to MECO Construction DKI and Jim Sampson Motors, last year's donations between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. were matched, up to $10,000 in EACH HOUR.
Help us keep patients home for their healthcare journey.
On RadioDay 2020, we'll be partnering with 101.9 The GIANT and New Country 1035 to raise funds, raise awareness and raise FUN.
We need you to give back this year. Giving back to your community shows that you care and invests in your own community.
The event will run from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
RadioDay 2020 is a day to give back where you live and prove that Cape Breton cares about their own community.
Help us keep patients home for their healthcare journey and remember that until no patient needs us, we need you.
From 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., all funds raised will be matched by up to $10,000 by Meco Construction DKI.
From 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., all funds raised will be matched by up to $10,000 by Jim Sampson Motors.
On RadioDay 2020, Give Back Because You Care!
How you can help:
- Make a gift online today or by calling 1-877-567-8077
- Get your business to sign up for our Healthcare Hero Program. This is a point of sale program, where can you sell $2 healthcare hero badges to your customers. We provide all necessary materials
- Start a payroll deduction program or staff lottery where you work
- Start your own fundraiser, like a bake sale, car wash, bbq or community event
- Volunteer! To volunteer call us at (902) 567-7752 or email Foundation.CB@nshealth.ca
To learn more or to tell us about your fundraiser, contact Cheryl Marsh oy call her at 902-563-8585
Some of the most notable projects and areas that have been funded through radio events include:
- The full funding of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therpay in 2019
- The expansion of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, which now treats 150 patients every day
- The purchase of CT Angiography technology to perform cardiac dye test in Cape Breton
- The purchase of a new Linear Accelerator for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre
- The purchase of a new monitoring system and other equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which cares for more than 300 pre-mature and ill babies every year
- The renovation of the Pediatrics Unit, including 12 patient rooms, the creation of a family room and the toy room
- Funding for the Cancer Patient Care Fund, which provides financial assistance to up to 45-60 cancer patients each month for medical-related expenses
- Funding for the Pediatrics TLC Fund, which provides financial assistance to families for expenses occurred because of their child’s illness
- The purchase of various pieces of state-of-the-art and critical equipment for units throughout the Regional Hospital, like Renal Dialysis, the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department, Palliative Care
- And more...