$48,000 Raised for WDH at CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon

On October 20, the 17th Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon raised $313,419 for eight local hospitals.

The Radiothon remains one of the most compelling fundraisers in Mid-Western Ontario in support of purchasing medical equipment for eight area hospitals.

During the all-day broadcast on AM920, donations were accepted while local artists entertained volunteers and listeners with live musical performances. Special gifts supporting the hospitals came from generous businesses and organizations: Germania Mutual Insurance, Howick Mutual Insurance, and the Lucknow Kinsmen.

The broadcast also featured, patient stories, messages from health care professionals and volunteers describing the urgency of keeping medical equipment at each Hospital up-to-date. Some of the projects funded this year are hospital beds, sterilization equipment, diagnostic and surgical equipment, lifts, infusion pumps, digital x-ray and the 3D Scope Navigation System for the Wingham & District Hospital.

When the Radiothon went off air at 4 pm, the grand total for the day was $313,419. This total is expected to grow as the eight hospital foundations continue to accept contributions for their projects until the end of the year.

Donations can continue to be made by by texting HERO WINGHAM to 41010 to give $10 until Oct 31st. And, will be accepted until Dec 31st by dropping gifts off to the hospital, mailing them to PO Box 1228, Wingham ON, or giving online.

Since inception in 2002, the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon has raised over $11 million to sustain quality health care throughout rural communities in mid-western Ontario. The success of the event wouldn’t be possible without all the generous donors and dedicated volunteers – all of whom deserve a sincere thank you.

WDH Foundation’s Corporate Heroes

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Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all the businesses that have supported our events in the past year.

Howick Mutual Insurance, Royal Homes, Huron Tractor, Investors Group – Carter & Associates, Rintoul’s Pool & Spas, MicroAge Basics, Libro Credit Union, Britespan Building Systems, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont, Clinton Raceway, RJ Burnside, Keil-Dadson Insurance, Borrmann’s Garage, Lucknow Pharmasave, Schefter Poultry, Wingham Optometry Clinic, Part II Bistro, Pentastic Motors, Gabel’s Electric, Parmasave Wingham, Brussels Transport Ltd., Foodland Wingham, Riverside Naturals, Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Watson’s Home Hardware, Montgomery Industrial Services, TD Financial Group, Royal Oaks Remedy’s Rx. 

Donors Make a Difference

It is people like you who make our work possible.

Thank you to every one who has made a commitment to supporting local healthcare.

Our doctors, our nurses, the digital imaging department, and the rest of the staff at the hospital provide that compassionate care that everyone looks for when they walk into their local hospital. And, I think we’ve got one of the best local hospitals in Southwestern Ontario.
Janice Hallahan, BELGRAVE

ALL of Our Donors Are Health Care Heroes

The WDH Foundation is grateful for each and every individual and corporate donor.

Every gift to the WDH Foundation, no matter its size, is important. Our donor wall, located on the first floor of the Hospital, is our way of showing our appreciation for our generous donors.

Donor Recognition Levels

We recognize donors for their cumulative lifetime giving in the following categories:

  • Friends $500 – $4,999
  • Advocates $5,000 – $9,999
  • Leaders $10,000 – $24,999
  • Builders $25,000 – $49,999
  • Champions $50,000 – $99,999
  • Benefactors $100,000 – $249,999
  • Visionaries $250,000 +

Should you like to know the level at which you are currently being recognized, please contact the WDH Foundation office.

You may request anonymity at any time by contacting the Foundation office.

Your Donations at Work

It is only through your generous donations that we have been able to fund these facility upgrades and the purchase of essential medical equipment:


  • Digital radiology & DI renos
  • Fluoroscope
  • Construction of new Oncology & Pharmacy Departments
  • Anaesthetic Machine w/ vital signs monitor
  • Air mattresses (thanks to the WDH Auxiliary)
  • Palliative lounge chair
  • Portable defibrillator
  • Bronoscope
  • EMR carts
  • Cardiac monitoring system
  • 32 patient room TVs


  • Furniture & equipment for new doctors’ clinic
  • In-patient shower
  • DI renos & equipment
  • Construction of new Oncology & Pharmacy departments
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Bed and mattresses
  • Urine analyzer machine
  • Cardio ultrasound scope
  • Digital imaging stretchers


  • Medication dispensing cabinets and carts
  • OR table
  • Cystoscope
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Defibrillator monitor
  • Stretcher
  • Cardiograph equipment
  • Bladder scanner
  • Sleeper chair
  • Rehabilitation assessment/education tools
  • Support towards the palliative care program

2015 (continued)

  • Cardiac ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasound stretcher
  • Tall bed and mattress extension
  • Oncology scale
  • IV pumps
  • Braselow cart
  • Gastroscope
  • Colonoscope
  • Portable/cardiac vital signs monitor
  • Pain pumps
  • Palliative chair

I donate in memory and in honour of my Mom and Dad. I am sure they would be thrilled to realize that our family has continued giving, but more importantly, hopefully encourage more people to donate to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation. All three of us, at one time or another, received outstanding care at the hospital when we were patients. We have a strong connection with the hospital! I know the community feels very fortunate to have a local hospital – which is an excellent one – as it plays such an important part in everyone’s lives.
Carl Lee