For the second day in a row, a massive donation has helped jump-start the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation's Radiothon.

Yesterday it was a $50,000 estate gift from the Elmgren's and today it was Ted Hanlon and the Anluon Foundation donating $25,000, bringing the event total to $148,658.

This is the second year in a row that Hanlon and his foundation have stepped forward during the Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare.

"They've been strong supporters of the foundation for a number of years contributing some really incredible donations towards the foundation towards our fundraising goals," Chris Martens, the executive director for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, said. 

Hanlon, who now lives in British Columbia, grew up in the small southwest Saskatchewan village of Claydon. Later in life, he spent 25 years living in Swift Current.

"He still mentions he has a very strong connection and support for the foundation and Swift Current," he said. "It's incredibly encouraging to see individuals that may not live here anymore but this feels like home."

The Radiothon will be carried across CKSW 570, Eagle 94.1, Magic 97.1, and CJSN 1490 until 5 p.m. today.

This year's goal for the 22-hour broadcast event is $150,000 to purchase a thulium fibre laser system for the Cypress Regional Hospital. 

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