Dr. Jason Fung, NYT Best-Selling Author and SHN kidney specialist, alongside Linda Tse, Director of Development at SHN Foundation.

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, SHN Foundation proudly acknowledges the exceptional support from the Chinese community, which was clearly demonstrated at the successful 2024 Chinese Radiothon.  Held on April 18 and presented by Scarborough Area No Frills, the event raised a remarkable $220,340, exceeding its $200,000 goal. The Radiothon was broadcast live on Sing Tao A1 Chinese Radio AM 1540 and supports vital projects, including the new world-class diagnostic imaging department and the ongoing Love, Scarborough campaign.

“We are profoundly grateful to the Chinese community and all our donors, volunteers, and sponsors for their overwhelming support,” says Linda Tse, Director of Development, SHN Foundation. “This event not only brought our community together but also significantly pushed us closer to our goal of equitable healthcare for all residents of Scarborough.”

The Radiothon featured special guest appearances by best-selling author Dr. Jason Fung, who shared insights into diabetes management and weight loss, Dr. Raymond Ng, who discussed his pioneering work in early detection of nasal cancer, and Dr. Paul Tam, who highlighted advancements in dialysis treatment. Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow shared a special welcome video message in English and Cantonese.

Alicia Vandermeer, President & CEO, SHN Foundation; Tulla Bateman, VP, Community Development, SHN Foundation; Linda Tse, Director of Development, SHN Foundation; and representatives from Scarborough Area No Frills.

Richard Rivera, Franchise Owner, and spokesperson for the Scarborough Area No Frills, emphasized the importance of community support healthcare close to home, “Being part of this community and contributing to its wellbeing through events like the Radiothon is a core value of ours. We are proud to help enhance access to healthcare for everyone in Scarborough.

SHN Foundation’s Chinese Radiothon has become a signature event within the Chinese community in Scarborough. This annual event has raised nearly $2 million for Scarborough hospitals – Birchmount, Centenary, and General.