Radiothong Supporters Try Out Medical Simulation
After Covenant Foundation’s fundraising radiothon for St. Joseph’s General Hospital, lead donors and sponsors were invited to attend a talk and medical demonstration with Dr. Daniel Edgcumbe.
Attendees mingled over light refreshments and talked about highlights from the radiothon, which was a nine-hour radio event featuring stories of hope, healing and innovation. The presenting sponsor was Lakeland Respiratory Consulting Services Inc. and each “power hour” was a time slot in which local organizations sponsored an hour of programming.
Most agreed the high point was when, as promised, Mayor Myron Hayduk had his full head of hair and moustache shaved off on live radio because the radiothon had surpassed its goal of $25,000. The fundraiser went on to collect an astounding $59,000.
After remarks from Covenant Foundation and Community Board Member, Taneen Rudyk, the group of about 40 people enjoyed a simulation by Dr. Edgcumbe with the recently acquired mannequin, named Carey. The programmable figure was “complaining” of being in pain, which led to vomiting.
“It was a great event that enhanced communication between the local community and our medical community,” says Edgcumbe. “We want them to feel proud of this simulation centre, and to feel like they’re active partners in their own health.”