HALIBURTON, ON – The community of Haliburton Highlands is getting ready to pull together for a good cause.

It is the Moose FM Haliburton Highlands Health Services Radiothon.

The two-day event will raise much-needed funds for electrocardiogram machines. It is part of an annual appeal that will also showcase a possible future Haliburton Highlands Ontario Health team.

Carolyn Plummer is the CEO for HHHS and she says events like the telethon will act as a barometer for the Ministry of Health as it creates new regionally based health service units.

“It’s one way that really brings the community together and I know the province is looking specifically not only for how health service providers in a community work together but also how they engage with their patients, with caregivers and with the community as a whole to support and improve services locally,” said Plummer.

She points to the efforts by groups such as the HHHS Foundation and various auxiliaries as key components to delivering top health care in the area.

“We would not be able to provide the high quality of services that we offer at HHHS without the support of the foundation as well as the auxiliaries,” she offered.

The radiothon starts with the morning show and host Rick Lowes and will go all day into Friday. People are asked to call in their pledge at 705-457-4855, drop by the station or donate to the various teams gathering funds for the event.

“We’re extremely grateful for their support and the generosity and the support of the people and the businesses in the community that support events such as the radiothon and we are really pleased to have the support of the whole team at Moose FM,” Plummer said.