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Corus Radiothon fundraiser for Stollery Children’s Hospital underway

Corus Radiothon for the Stollery begins
WATCH ABOVE: The Corus Radiothon for the Stollery Children's Hospital began Wednesday morning. Julia Wong talked to a family who received treatment from the Edmonton hospital.

The 18th annual Corus Radiothon hit the airwaves on CISN Country 103.9FM Wednesday morning to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

The two-day broadcast happens from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

READ MORE: Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton unveils expanded pediatric operating suite

It’s the hospital’s biggest and most successful fundraiser for the year.

Watch below: Global Edmonton’s Shaye Ganam was at the Stollery Children’s Hospital Thursday morning to to check in on day two of the Corus Radiothon fundraiser.

Corus Radiothon for Stollery Children’s Hospital
Corus Radiothon for Stollery Children’s Hospital
 

During the fundraiser, more than 50 families share their stories of hope to inspire listeners to call and donate to the Stollery.

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Kathryn Mercier’s son Isaiah is a patient at the Stollery after being diagnosed with a rare kidney condition at the age of four.

“They really helped us through. The one doctor that diagnosed him really crossed her t’s and dotted her i’s to make sure there was a diagnosis,” Mercier said.

“They were always with us through the process of the tests that he had to go through and they were just really encouraging. They made us feel like another family.”

READ MORE: Corus Radiothon raises more than $1.3M for Stollery

Last year’s radiothon raised $1.3 million. The event has raised around $20 million during its first 17 years.

The radiothon was broadcast live on CISN Country 103.9FM. Donations are still trickling in. To contribute, you can visit the Stollery, go online at StolleryKids.com.

The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News
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The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
The 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dave Carels, Global News