April 17, 2024

STARS Critical Care on the Air Radiothon Presented by BHP raises over $430,000 for STARS operations in Saskatchewan

Regina, April 17, 2024 – STARS’ annual Critical Care on the Air Radiothon presented by BHP across 40 radio stations in Saskatchewan raised $433,548 to support STARS operations in the province. Throughout the two days, community members tuned in to hear courageous and generous stories from Very Important Patients (VIPs), members of the STARS flight crew, community allies, and many more.

Additionally, the four Very Important Patients, who shared their STARS stories to support theraditiothon, helped raise $29,261 towards supporting the next patient in need. Thank you to Easton Daae, Carter Yunick, Troy Duncan, and Ryan Straschnitzki for sharing their stories and for helping make this radiothon a tremendous success.

“All of us at STARS are incredibly grateful to the people and communities across Saskatchewan who came out to provide a historic show of support for the Critical Care on the Air Radiothon,” said Katherine Emberly, President and CEO of STARS. “ Thanks to you we will continue to explore industry leading innovations, provide the highest quality critical care, and deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

STARS could not do this without sponsors and their geneorous support throughtout the Radiothon. Their dedication helps ensure that STARS can provide critical care to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

All funds raised from the radiothon will go directly to supporting STARS missions in Saskatchewan and pursuing emerging innovations that will help shape the future of critical care.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact: Jonah van Driesum, STARS Communications Officer for Saskatchewan | mediainfo@stars.ca | 306-580-7207

STARS was born from the conviction that no one should go without the care that could save their life. Operating 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg, STARS is your best hope in a worst-case scenario. If you need critical care, our mission is to be there for you—physically or virtually—in whatever capacity we can help. Because when it comes to the next patient who needs us, it’s never too far. Learn more at stars.ca