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Radiothon is the feel good event Victoria looks forward to every spring, and Victoria Buzz has all your info on how you can participate and benefit the lives of some pretty great kids.

The 15th Anniversary of Ocean 98.5 Radiothon for Kids runs from May 11, and 12 from 6 am to 6 pm. Last year over 48 stories were shared and $128,000 raised to help B.C. kids.

Funds raised through the Radiothon will go towards the Excellence in Child Health Fund which supports research into childhood diseases, life-saving equipment, rehabilitation, and the most urgent needs of the hospital.

Victoria Buzz will be onsite at Hillside Centre throughout both days of the event in support of the event – watch for our live feeds on Facebook and Instagram.

If you would like to be a part of this amazing experience, here are five ways  to donate:

#1: Use your phone as nature intended.  

Call 250-519-KIDS(5437) and donate any amount by following the prompting.  Quick, easy and effective, option #1 is your most time efficient way to send your funds to our giant fundraiser thermometer.

#2: Ok, maybe a Computer is quicker.

Donating online is easy peasy.  Follow this link to Radiothon Online, and you’ll see the “Donate Now” link to the right of the page.

#3: You’re a people person, and you like to connect.

Come visit us!  The Radiothon will be going strong from 6 am – 6 pm Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th at Hillside Shopping Centre.  Ocean 98.5 will be broadcasting live, and our Victoria Buzz correspondent Nicole will have spontaneous pop-quizzes for mall-goers with great prizes!

#4:  Silent Auction

The community has shown their love and support of Radiothon with donations of awesome items like a Resin Wicker Folding Bistro Set from Canadian Tire, a One-Night Sparkling Romance Package from Magnolia Hotel & Spa and more.  Come by and bid on your favourites!

#5: Double Double

You’re a keener, and you know there will be plenty of gift matching opportunities throughout the day, so you’ll stay tuned into Ocean 98.5 on your radio to hear when you can double your donation and impact.  Give yourself a high five, make that two high fives.



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Tune into Ocean 98.5 on May 11 and 12 from 6 am to 6 pm to hear stories about Vancouver Island children and families who received treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.

Find out more about Radiothon HERE and read why this event carries such a huge heart, how the funds of previous years have affected local, Vancouver Island families and learn about what’s in store for this year’s event.

There’s lots going on!

Radiothon for Kids

  • When: May 11 and 12 from 6 am to 6 pm
  • Where: At Hillside Mall and on air.

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