Health Care Heroes Radiothon

The CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon has raised a total of $ 12,472,845!

This year’s date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2021

It’s the 20th Anniversary of the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon on Saturday, October 16th! 12 Midwestern Ontario hospital are coming together to celebrate local healthcare. Join the celebration by supporting your local hospital foundation.

The 20th annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon broadcasted in its entirety on CKNX, AM920 and intermittently 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 12 Hospital Foundations participating in the event.

The entire TV studio at CKNX is devoted to the Radiothon, in which a 6 line telephone switchboard and a massive crew of enthusiastic volunteers 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 Radio, Inc. we are excited for another year of inspirational fundraising and quality entertainment on Saturday, October 16th. We hope you will plan to join us!”

Radiothon Donation Challenges

Health Care Heroes 2021

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 8th, 2021.

Grand Prize draw for the Lenovo Smart Tab with Alexa enabled dock from MICROAGE BASICS, of Goderich will take place LIVE ON-AIR October 16th from 9 am to 4 pm.

A BIG THANK YOU to MicroAge Basics of Goderich for the prize donations.

2021 Storywriting contest page*

*Optional download to enter

2021 Goals

FoundationRadiothon GoalFoundation Goal
Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation 2 X-Ray machines$15,000.00
Alexandra Marine General Hospital FoundationMega Pixel Monitor for
Mammography Dept
Centre Grey Health Services FoundationUltrasound Unit$75,000.00
Chesley Hospital FoundationCeiling Lift$15,000.00
Clinton Public Hospital FoundationCardiac Monitors$54,000.00
Hanover District Hospital FoundationIntravenous (IV) Pumps$50,000.00
Listowel Memorial Hospital FoundationReplacement Mammograghy Machine$70,000.00
Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital FoundationAnesthetic Gas Machine$90,000.00
Palmerston & District Hospital FoundationBuilding upgrades, doors, fire alarms, signage$125,000.00
Seaforth Community Hospital FoundationContinuation of Five Year Capital
Walkerton & District Hospital FoundationMammography Digital Imaging
Wingham & District Hospital FoundationMedication Dispensing Unit$76,000.00

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 45678 to give $10 to your local hospital.

Donate BEFORE or AFTER the Radiothon Day:

2021 Donation Form

Donate ONLINE:

Click HERE to donate online through:



Please contact Nancy Burton, Radiothon Treasurer
Tel: 519-357-1310
Address: 215 Carling Terrace Wingham, ON N0G 2W0


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


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