As a result of the natural disaster in the Philippines, today’s RED FM radiothon in support of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation will also be raising funds for the Canadian Red Cross’ Typhoon Haiyan relief.
“The funds raised during the RED FM Radiothon represent the boundless generosity of the South Asian community,” said Surrey Memorial Hospital President Jane Adams. “It is our privilege to work with RED FM to help victims of stroke in our own community as well as families far away in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.”
Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation will receive 80 per cent of the radiothon funds for a new stroke unit, and the Canadian Red Cross will receive 20 per cent for Typhoon Haiyan relief.
South Asian Broadcasting Corporation President Kulwinder Sanghera said the plight of the typhoon victims has touched the local community and inspired the station.
“This year, two deserving charities will benefit from the generous support of Surrey’s South Asian community on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak’s birthday,” he said.
Volunteers will be on hand at RED FM until 8 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 15) at RED FM to answer phone calls or accept donations. Previous radiothons have raised a total of more than $3.5 million for Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Donations will still be gratefully accepted after the 8 p.m. deadline.
The donation line is 604-598-9311 and the RED FM station is located at 8383A 128St. For more information visit http://www.smhfoundation.com/campaigns/redfm