The lobby of the Alberta Children’s hospital was buzzing with activity on February 6, 2015. The area was filled with local media and volunteers glued to the phone lines. Boy, were there a lot of phones!
If you’ve never seen a radiothon in action, it’s a pretty neat experience. You are “ON” for fours hours, going through your contact list of who to call, answering the phone lines to take donations, adrenaline pumping as you try to raise as much money as you can within your designated window of time.
For the second year in a row, SECURE has sponsored the Country 105 Caring for Kids Radiothon in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation as a Power Hour Sponsor. During the four hour shift, our SECURE team of five made hundreds of calls out to colleagues and partners, encouraging them to make donations to the hospital.
We set a goal of 85 “Miracle Makers” during our “Power Hour”, and if we were able to achieve this goal, SECURE would donate $15,000. This year, our President Rene Amirault upped the anti and agreed to match any donation that the SECURE employees raised during their shift (which was a whopping $21,436!).
“We are very grateful to SECURE Energy Services and their employees for their enthusiastic and generous support,” says Saifa Koonar, President and CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We can really feel the personal connection and commitment from our friends at SECURE. It’s clear that they’ll do whatever they can to ensure kids in our community can get the best care possible at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.”
Overall the 2015 Caring for Kids Radiothon raised $1.9 million for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
SECURE has been supporting the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation since its inception in 2011.
That year, SECURE held its annual Ray Baker Memorial Golf Tournament in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. To date, the Tournament has raised over $95,000 for urgent needs at the hospital including state-of-the-art equipment, life-saving research and family-centered care programs.
The annual Ray Baker golf tournament is held in memory of Ray Baker, a long-time friend and colleague of many oilfield workers in the Rocky Mountain House area, who passed away on May 25, 2010. All donations were raised for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF) to reflect Ray’s family focus and love for his children.