Southwestern Saskatchewan didn't disappoint on day one of the Pharmasve Radiothon for Healthcare.

Support poured in for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation amounting to $109,010. 

"Everyone at the foundation from the staff to the board is a little bit blown away by the support we've received on day one," Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation's Executive Director Chris Martens said.  

"From the little donations to the big donations, entertainment, food, everything we've experienced today has just been incredible."

About 46 per cent of Thursday's fundraising came in at 9 a.m. as Rodney and Dorothy Elmgren donated $50,000 through their estate.

"We cannot thank their estate and family enough for the incredible support that they have provided the foundation," he said.

The goal for the 15th annual event is $150,000. That amount would cover the cost of buying a thulium fibre laser system for the Cypress Regional Hospital.

Aside from the fundraising aspect, the event hosted at Elmwood Golf Club offered up a chance for three local performances to take over the microphone.

Denise Wall kicked off the entertainment this morning followed by Jesse Genns at lunchtime. Closing out the stage time was a quartet of Swift Current Comp. students who performed three songs from Mary Poppins.

"The kids singing was fantastic," he said. "The entertainment was fantastic."

Martens acknowledged they're closing in on the goal, however, the work is far from being done. 

"Hitting our goal is number one, if we hit it, that's fantastic," he said. "If we don't, we have a little bit more work to do."

Day two of the radiothon across CKSW 570, Eagle 94.1, Magic 97.1, and CJSN 1490 will begin at 6 a.m. Friday and run until 5 p.m.

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