It's nearly the last call for the Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare.

The two-day event has raised over $138,000 in support of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Pharmasave made a big donation to the 22-hour broadcast this morning to the tune of $10,000.

Tenille Gering, the pharmacy manager and store manager of the Swift Current Pharmasave, said they've been heavily involved with the radiothon for several years and believe the partnership works well.

"For us, it's really about being able to care for people right here at home," she said. "What the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation is doing is allowing for new technologies and new services to be available to our whole community right here at home."  

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Four matching-hour donations came in from local businesses this morning. AGI Swift Current ($5,000), Innovation Wealth ($2,500), W.W. Smith ($2,500), and Redhead ($2,500).

Local Artist Jessica Rae also took to the Golden West Broadcasting airwaves around 10:40 a.m. this morning to perform a few songs for the listeners. She also works as a nurse at the Cypress Regional Hospital in the medical surgical unit and the women and children's unit. 

While she doesn't handle the PICC Line that the funds from the radiothon will be used to purchase, she understands the need for one.

"This kind of technology is life-changing for lots of people in our care," she said. "Especially those that need long-term medication, long-term treatments that would require the insertion of a PICC Line."

The other piece of equipment the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation is looking to add to Swift Current's hospital is a blood assessment unit.

"Having that accurate diagnosis based on blood work is imperative in diagnosing someone or figuring out the course of treatment is going to be for that patient when time is of the essence," Rae said. 

Golden West Broadcasting's airwaves will host the 14th annual radiothon until 5 p.m. today when the phone lines will come to a close.