Health Care Heroes Radiothon

The CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon has raised a total of $ 13,224,808!

This year’s date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2024!


The 22nd Annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon will be held on Saturday, October 21st! Eight Midwestern Ontario hospital foundations are coming together to celebrate local healthcare. Join the celebration by supporting your local hospital foundation.

The 22nd annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon is broadcast in its entirety on CKNX AM920 with updates on 101.7 The One and CoOL 94-5. Listeners across Midwestern Ontario are asked to phone in and make a donation to any one of the 8 hospital foundations participating in the event.

CKNX devotes the day from 9am to 4pm to Radiothon. Telephone lines and an enthusiastic crew of volunteers will be set up and ready to take your calls and gratefully accept your donations in support of your local Hospital Foundation!

CKNX AM 920 says “On behalf of CKNX and Blackburn Media Inc. we are excited for another year of inspirational fundraising and quality entertainment on Saturday, October 21st. We hope you will plan to join us!”


Radiothon Donation Challenges

Health Care Heroes

Stories From The Heart

Tell us in 100 words or less why your local Hospital is special or write about an experience you or your family has had with your local hospital. This contest is open to all children and adults in Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Wellington counties.

*Some rules apply.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded.

Deadline is Friday, October 13th, 2023.

Enter and you could win a Galaxy Samsung Tablet!

Grand Prize draw will take place and be read on-air October 21st from 9 am to 4 pm.

In addition to the grand prize, we also have four $25 MicroAge gift cards! 

Listen to AM920 on October 21st for a chance to hear your story read LIVE on-air!


Download PDF

Download the PDF and mail/email it in as well. Please consider mailing times for deadline.


2023 Goals

FoundationRadiothon GoalFoundation Goal
Clinton Public Hospital
Ophthalmic Lift Chair & Surgery Kit$30,000.00
Hanover District Hospital FoundationSupport equipment for ER$30,000.00
Listowel Memorial Hospital FoundationVarious OR scopes and cleaning systems$70,000.00
Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital FoundationUltrasound Machine$125,000.00
Palmerston & District Hospital FoundationMRI Campaign$175,000.00
Seaforth Community Hospital FoundationUltrasound Machine$50,000.00
Walkerton & District Hospital FoundationChemistry Analyzer & Operating Room Lights$30,000.00
Wingham & District Hospital FoundationEndoscope Reprocessors$80,000.00

The heart of Planned Giving is people! People who wish to reflect a sense of community, to benefit others for years to come, to make a difference to their world and to create a lasting testimony.

Thank you for your interest in health care. Our hope is to serve you and your family with helpful information.

Planned Giving is a very effective way for you to help others while providing a wise investment for your future. Your gift may one day benefit you or a loved one.

A bequest in your Will is the most common way to make a planned gift. Designating your Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary in your will is a direct way for you to help others in your community. Your gift may be cash, securities or other property. Your estate would receive a tax receipt for the value of your bequest.

There are many ways to help your hospital:

  • A gift in your Will
  • Shares & Investments
  • Trusts
  • Life Insurance
  • A planned gift can be tax effective and at the same time balance your needs and your family’s. It can allow you to leave a lasting personal legacy.

Thank you for taking the time to explore the benefits of gift planning. We are indebted to our donors who have the foresight and vision to make a gift for a healthy future. Click on your hospital name under “ALL HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS” on how to contact your local hospital foundation.

It is a good idea to discuss your charitable donation plan and its tax advantages with your financial advisor or tax professional.

Please support your local hospital with their project!

Donate on Radiothon Day:

Call: 519-357-1310 or
Toll Free: 1-877-CARE 4 U 6 (1-877-227-3486)

In the month of October text HERO + (Hospital Town i.e. Wingham) to 41010 to give $10 to your local hospital.

Donate BEFORE or AFTER the Radiothon Day:

2023 Donation Sheet

Donate ONLINE:

Click HERE to donate online through:



Please contact Nancy Burton, Radiothon Treasurer
Tel: 519-357-1167
Address: 215 Carling Terrace Wingham, ON N0G 2W0


*Please contact Nancy Burton for further information on how to do this (contact details above).


*Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Submission of entry form constitutes consent for story contest and contestant information to be shared publicly by the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon and/or its associated Hospital Foundations.



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