The sixth annual Gurupurab Radiothon in support of Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation (formerly Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation) takes place Nov. 6.
Surrey’s RED FM 93.1 will be asking the community to help raise $1 million for the Acute Stroke Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Last year’s Radiothon raised $365,000 for the new unit, now open in the hospital’s new Critical Care Tower.
As RED FM organizes the Radiothon event and donates 100 per cent of the airtime, 100 per cent of the donations go to Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation.
When the goal of $1 million is reached, the unit will be named the Guru Ram Das Stroke Unit to recognize the generous contributions of the South Asian community. Since 2007, RED FM has contributed more than $3.5 million to the foundation, helping the Family Birthing Unit and the Emergency Department as well as the Acute Stroke Unit.
It’s easy to make a donation:
• Donate right on the foundation website www.championsforcare.com/radiothon
• On Thursday, Nov. 6 call RED FM at 604-598-9311 or come to the RED FM station at #201-8383A 128 St. any time between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Same commitment – new name
Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation is now Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation. The non-profit organization raise funds for both the hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.