St. John’s, NL – The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that $2,744,524 was raised for children’s health care at its annual signature event, the Janeway Telethon, on June 4 and 5, 2016.

“It has been an incredible weekend raising over $2.7 million in support of pediatric health care in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Lynn Sparkes, Executive Director, Janeway Foundation.  “On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Janeway Foundation, thank you to all our donors, supporters, and volunteers who made this year’s Telethon another huge success.”

Each year the Janeway hospital provides a list of much-needed equipment to the Foundation.  The donations received from the Telethon will help to fund items such as:
– renovate and equip a new special care unit;
– purchase echo cardiogram and ultrasound machines;
– fund vital pediatric research;
– provide educational grant opportunities to staff; and
– expand the Mental Health and Addictions program.

The 13-hour Telethon highlights and celebrates the fundraising efforts and gifts from corporate and community donors across the province.  This year’s Telethon broadcasted live from six locations (NTV, Avalon Mall, Burin, Clarenville, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Corner Brook).

“This event was made possible by the support of hundreds of corporate donors and sponsors, community fundraisers, media partners, and volunteers – all in support of Janeway patients and their families,” added Lloyd Powell, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Thank you to all.”

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.

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Media contact:
Phyllis Kinsman
Manager, Communications and Events
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phone: 709-777-4640
E-mail: phyllis.kinsman@easternhealth.ca