Shaun Aquiline poses with some of the swag he’ll be auctioning off on Thursday, May 5, during EZ Rock’s 2016 Have-a-Heart Radiothon 2016.
“Last year, the EZ Rock Radiothon brought in over $12,000 for a portable breathing device that helps save lives in the event of an emergency,” he said Tuesday. “I know we can do just as amazing an effort this year!”
From 6 am until 5 pm Shaun and Milo the Community Dog will offer up Shaunanigans all day long — live! — on EZ Rock at 106.1 FM as they raise money for three things Queen Victoria Hospital really needs:
- A $6,500 Epidural Positioning System complete with stand that allows staff to position patients safely and comfortably by holding them securely in the correct position for placement of an epidural so they can relax without movement. It is a device that is specifically developed for use in operating rooms and labour and delivery suites. The stand provides an adjustable mount for the Epidural Positioning Device as well as an adjustable foot rest, torso support and arm rest.
- A $1,700 Digital Pediatric Scale with cart for the Emergency Room. This professional Pediatric Scale comes with an easy-to-clean-and-sterilize removable seat.
- A $7,000 ivNow 6 Fluid Warmer that improves processes and recovery time by efficiently warming patients of all ages. The system records the shelf life and temperature of every IV bag simplifying procedures by keeping fluids warm and ready to go at the point of care. This can be used in all areas of the hospital i.e. delivery room, operating room and specifically in the Emergency Room for hypothermic patients.
“A lot of babies are born in Revelstoke, and we want to make sure all the necessary tools are readily available for expecting mothers,” Aquiline told The Current. “We all have Mothers, or have friends that are new mothers and we want to ensure that the top quality medical equipment is ready for them, when their babies are ready to meet them.
“All day, we will be auctioning off great prizes thanks to many small businesses in and out of Revelstoke, such as:”
GV Snowshoes from Revy Outdoors
Propane from RER
A Heavy-Duty Cast Iron Grill from Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen
A D-Wave fishing rod and reel from Rough Country Marine
Soloman Hydration Pack from Universal Footwear
2 Hawaiian shirts (2XL and Large) courtesy of Work ‘n’Play
Mini-Pawz kids shoes from Kidz on Main
Rebeez shoes for girls from Kidz on Main
Uunisex Maui Jims frm Revelstoke Optometry
One night free with breakfast in the Jacuzzi Room courtesy of the Coast Hillcrest Resort
Handcrafted Snowboard Bench from Revy Repair and Rental
Two full-course dinners at Emo’s Restaurant
A Bushnell Powerview 10X magnification binocular set from Pharmasave
Lowe Pro Top-Loadert Zom Camera Bag from Pharmasave
Stainless Steel 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer from Tim Hortons.
As well, Steve Wilchuk from Sorrento Building Supplies, Brian Tancock from IRLY in Sicamous Shuswaps (The Shuswaps TIMBR-MART Dealers) are pitching in alongside Rob Aquiline by donating Mini-Patio sets to auction off.
“Locals are welcome to come up all day long, share a story about how our Hospital helped them or someone they love, share the story of their baby being born or just come up for a laugh,” Shaun said, adding that he’ll be in the station’s studio on the second floor of the mall, all day long.