MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is pleased to host the sixth edition of its Radio-Telethon on Thursday, March 12 in partnership with rights holders RDS, 98,5 fm and TSN Radio 690. Presented in collaboration with Bell and Desjardins, the event aims at supporting the efforts of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation to provide a brighter and healthier future for children in need, and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among Quebec youth.
From 4 pm on, studio hosts from RDS and both radio stations will be inviting the listeners to make a pledge to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. Members of the Montreal Canadiens family and representatives of various organizations that benefited from the Foundation’s support over the years will be on hand during various shows of our broadcasters. At the Bell Centre, Chantal Machabée from RDS will be on site to conduct interviews. Canadiens Alumni Guy Lafleur, Réjean Houle, Steve Bégin, Gilbert Delorme, Gaston Gingras, Patrick Poulin, the player’s spouses as well as personalities Étienne Dano, Sylvain Larocque, Sylvain Cossette and Andrée Watters will be working the phones to receive pledges from the general public until the end of the hockey game between the Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.
“The Foundation and the Canadiens’ family at large is very grateful for the support, the generosity and the overall expertise provided by the Canadiens rights holders RDS, 98,5 fm and TSN Radio 690 in making this annual event a resounding success, stated Geoff Molson, President and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens. We hope that all listeners and fans will tune in and be generous to help us improve on the results of last year’s Radio-Telethon.”
HOW TO PLEDGE:
ONLINEfondation.canadiens.com and via Accès D Desjardins
TEXT MESSAGEText HABS to 45678 to make a $10 donation
•Donate $50 and receive a 10’’ x 8’’ glossy photo of Alex Galchenyuk
•Donate $100 and receive a 10’’ x 8’’ glossy photo of Alex Galchenyuk and another one of the four alternate
•Donate $250 and receive as well a 10’’ x 8’’ glossy photo of Guy Lafleur
GEOFF MOLSON PROMOTION
The first six people to make a $1,500 donation or more will receive a hockey stick signed by the team and a pair of tickets to attend a Canadiens game at the Bell Centre in a private suite. The package includes catering and bar service and an opportunity to meet Geoff Molson in person.
About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation provides help and support to children in need. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated upwards of $17 million to more than 560 charitable endeavors from across the province of Quebec who work for the well-being of underprivileged children. The Foundation fulfills its mandate in two ways: first, through a unique flagship project – the BLEU BLANC BOUGE program - which consists of building community refrigerated and multisport rinks, secondly by providing financial support to organizations whose projects and programs allow children to adopt healthy lifestyles by being more active and eating better.