MMF sponsoring Radiothon in support of St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is once again a sponsoring partner for the annual Radiothon for St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. While the Radiothon has taken place on site at the St. Boniface Hospital in past years, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be virtual.

The Vickar Goes Virtual Radiothon of Hope and Healing, presented by the Vickar Automotive Group, will air on 680 CJOB (AM) from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., as well as Peggy 99.1 and Power 97 (FM) from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Friday, November 27, 2020.

During the MMF Matching Hour, which will take place from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., listeners will be encouraged to call in and make a donation that the MMF will match up to their $5,000 amount. The donations received in the MMF’s Matching Hour for this specific fundraising initiative can potentially total $10,000, and be put towards the purchase of a piece of equipment in the Youth BIOlab.

Last year, the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF), the MMF’s non-profit charitable entity, presented a $75,000 cheque to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation from funds raised at the MMHF’s annual gala held on Manitoba Day, May 12, matching the MMF’s past donation for a total of $150,000. The proceeds were earmarked for the Youth BIOlab at the hospital, which creates space for students and teachers to explore and experience real biomedical science.

“We are very pleased to once again be able to donate to the Youth BIOlab, and that during these trying times, we can still give back to worthy causes like this one,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “I implore you – if you have any bit of funds to give, please call in between 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. to make your donation.”

President Chartrand will join 680 CJOB for a live telephone interview at 11:05 A.M., along with Steve Jones, director of the Youth BIOlab.

The RBC Youth BIOlab at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is North America’s most unique biomedical teaching lab, focused on community outreach to inspire youth towards a love for science and discovery.

“The MMF will continue to ensure Youth have the supports, resources, and education they need to succeed and thrive,” stated President Chartrand. “We hope this donation helps more Youth develop a passion for science and medicine.”

The MMF encourages anyone who is financially able to call in and give what they can to support patient care, medical research, and health literacy at St. Boniface Hospital, and the MMF will match their donation up to their $5,000 amount. Those interested can donate to the St. Boniface Hospital (choosing Donate Once, and specifying Radiothon of Hope and Healing 2020) by visiting stbhf.ca/en/donate/ or calling (204) 237-7647.

-30- Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis. The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the democratic self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis Community is Canada’s Partner in Confederation and the Founder of the Province of Manitoba.

For media information, please contact:

Marci Riel
Manitoba Metis Federation
Cell: 204-619-1228
Email: marci.riel@mmf.mb.ca
www.mmf.mb.ca

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