Tomorrow (June 23) marks the 9th Annual Together We Can Make a Difference Radiothon.
The event is a collaboration between the Sheep River Health Trust (SRHT) and the Eagle 100.9, with funds raised distributed by the SRHT to local health and wellness organizations and programs.
Over $431,000 have been raised in all of the previous Radiothons.
This year, they'll be providing funding for five programs across four organizations, with a goal of raising $70,000.
Foothills Family Medical Centre, It Takes a Village, Foothills Community Counseling, and the Okotoks Family Resource Centre.
SRHT executive director Andrea Mitchell shares some details on the programs that will receive funding.
"A new-to-us organization is Foothills Community Counseling. It's actually down out of High River, and they provide quality, affordable, and accessible therapy to residents of the Foothills. Counselling services are really important, it actually came out of the flood. It's such a need that's still happening, and like many organizations, they're having a hard time getting funding, so we thought we could step in and support them this year."
One of the programs from the Okotoks Family Resource Centre is the Emergency Support Program.
"It's surprising how many people need gap funding. All of a sudden, there's no food in the cupboard and the food bank isn't open until Monday. They're evicted on a Saturday and need emergency housing. That fill-in-the-gap program of the Emergency Support Program really helps Okotoks Family Resource find a place for them, food for them, resources for them in the short term so that they can put a plan together with other agencies in the community."
Their Volunteer Driver program will also see some support.
The Foothills Family Medical Centre will get some funding for two Holter monitors, used to monitor patients' for a day or two at a time.
It Takes a Village is getting a boost for some cribs for new families in the area.
The event will be hosted at The Eagle 100.9 at 22 Elizabeth Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with food trucks on-site for those stopping by.
Donations will be accepted on-site, and $25 donations can be sent by texting "Health" to 20222.
Donations are also accepted over the phone at (403) 477-4837.