The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s largest fundraising initiative of the year is back! The 16th annual Radio Day, presented in partnership by Hot 101.9 and New Country 103.5, will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 6am-6pm.
Over the past 16 years, with the help of our incredible community, Radio Day has raised more than $10 MILLION for health care in Cape Breton.
This year, our Foundation is asking for our community’s support in launching a new and innovative fund: The Vital Patient-Care Fund.
By supporting Radio Day 2023, you’ll be supporting patients on every floor of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
The Vital Patient-Care Fund will provide access to patient care supports for those experiencing financial burdens associated with their health care journeys. Here are some examples of what the fund will support:
Last year, our Foundation saw a 72 per cent increase in disbursements (funds distributed to health care priorities). With high levels of poverty on the island, an aging and growing population, and an expanded cost of living, this Fund is needed now, more than ever.
The Vital Patient-Care Fund will support more than 30 patients each month – that’s nearly one patient per day.
As defined by the World Health Organization, the social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. Research shows that the social determinants can be more important than health care or lifestyle choices in influencing health, and that poorer populations systematically experience worse health than richer populations.
“This fund acknowledges that health care goes beyond medical treatments and recognizes the significance of addressing social determinants of health,” says Kristin Crowe, medical social worker at the CBRH. “A patient’s ability to afford health care should not dictate their access to quality care and support. This fund will help ensure equitable health care provision.”
“On behalf of patients and their families whose lives you have positively impacted, thank you for your unwavering dedication to improving health care and making a meaningful difference in our small but mighty community,” says Kristin.
There are several ways to support Radio Day, the new Vital Patient-Care Fund, and patients on every floor of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital:
♥♥ Gifts can be made by phoning 1-877-567-8077, or online, here. ♥♥
Thank you for supporting Radio Day and health care in Cape Breton, and helping to eliminate barriers to care.
This Radio Day, October 5, tune in and give back, because you care.