Estevan is continuing to show what it's made of - the generous heartbeat that lies beneath it's often busy streets.

Donations are pouring into the 2018 Radiothon for Life, which has under two hours left to go and has passed the $40,000 mark.

Among those who contributed to the cause was the Pleasantdale School, represented by Rebecca Duncan, Emily Phillips and Lauren Kobitz, who brought a total of $220.

"We had a 'first responders' day. Kids would dress up as police officers, fire fighters or anyone who helps out the community," Emily explained, while Lauren added, "It was so much fun to see a bunch of kids dressed up as who they might want to be when they're older or just in general."

Another substantial donation was dropped off by Lorne Hansen, who handed in $5,000.

"We donated last year, and I just was on my way in and thought I'd stop in and donate. The hospital's been good to me this summer, got my leg all fixed up," he said, explaining that it had gotten badly infected a little while back.

"It's a great day we're having at St. Joe's. Another great success, the 7th annual one. The generosity of our community and the hard work of the Foundation just continues on," added Hospital CEO Greg Hoffart.

"It's something that's regular, but we must never take for granted. It really does enable us and our staff and our physicians to do the good work they do in serving our community."

 

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