CKNW Orphans' Fund

CKNW Orphans' Fund

December 06, 2011 11:00 ET

Retransmission: $1,230,425.34 Raised for Children with Special Needs in BC

CKNW Orphans' Fund Grateful for Community Support for 34th Annual Pledge Day on Dec 2nd, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2011) - The Annual CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day on December 2nd 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, created with the goal to raise funds for children with special needs, raised an awe inspiring $1,230,425.34 in donations from a very generous public. This annual day of giving, broadcast live on CKNW, a division of Corus Entertainment, was hosted by station personalities and featured community leaders, recording artists and children's choirs. Also among the guests, were celebrities and politicians, joining together to make the day a huge success.

Ron Toigo, CKNW Orphans' Fund Chair, said: "It is a privilege for me to be involved with this Vancouver institution. CKNW news and public affairs have been at the pulse of British Columbia for over 60 years and, because of this outstanding synergy between the community, newsmakers and celebrities of every description, generations of children have had their lives brightened just a little bit."

Vancouver's warmest and most durable children's charities, CKNW Orphans' Fund, made a decision to devote most of a broadcast day to allow listeners to publicly express the compassion and generosity they had always shown. This process began during the early 1970s on the station's talk shows but grew into the public "Pledge Day" format by 1977. The CKNW Orphans' Fund is dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of children with challenges. Together, we can make life a little easier for children with special needs. Thank you, British Columbia, for your generosity.

About CKNW Orphans' Fund: We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The CKNW Orphans' Fund provides funding to both individual children and organizations for a variety of special needs, with an emphasis on therapies, educational bursaries and specialized medical equipment. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter @CKNWOrphansFund.

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