Thursday, February 23, 2012

Z99 Radiothon Auction - 2012 Edition! - "Saving Babies' Lives!"

I am excited to announce that I will be having another Facebook Auction this year to help raise money for the Z99 Radiothon. With the help of LOTS of fantastic businesses, we raised $1075 last year to help save babies lives and I am sure we will have another successful fundraising effort this year.  I have already sent out information to last year's sponsors and would be happy to welcome new businesses for this year's event.  

What?  A Sophisticated Mommy Blog's 2nd Annual Z99 Radiothon Auction! 
Why?  To raise money for an amazing cause: "Saving Babies' Lives!" 
When?  Thursday, March 8th - Sunday, March 11th, 2012
WhereA Sophisticated Mommy Blog Facebook Page
Who?  Everyone!

For all the details about how the auction will work, please read the posts from last year which are listed at the bottom of this post.  This year, the auction will be run in the same way.  Basically, I will post the sponsors' items or services in a Facebook photo album and everyone can begin bidding once the auction starts on March 8th.  The winning bidders will receive the item, donate to a great cause and even get a tax receipt!  The sponsors will have an opportunity to donate to a great cause, be associated with an amazing charity, and hopefully find a few new customers in the process!

Last year, I was overwhelmed by the great support from sponsors from all over Canada and even one from New Zealand!  Not only did we raise a lot of money, but I also think that everyone had a lot of fun checking out the unique and varied products that were available.  There were even some friendly competitions going on with the bidding and all for a wonderful cause.  Please consider sponsoring the event or taking part in the auction (or both)!

Here's some more information about the event:
If you've heard the words 'Saving Babies' Lives' before, it could be because you are familiar with the Z99 radiothon which supports the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at the Regina General Hospital.  The Z99 radiothon has been supporting this special hospital unit for several years and will be raising money again this year on March 15-16th.  The proceeds from the 2012 Z99 Radiothon will help purchase Giraffe™ Omnibeds, overbed warmers and other essential equipment such as a blanket warmer and breast milk warmers.

No one really expects to need the NICU and our family was fortunate enough that neither of our children required a stay in the unit.  However, many babies spend time in the NICU, whether it's just for a few hours or sometimes for several days.  For expectant parents, it's reassuring to know that it's available and that babies will have the best chance at life even if things don't go as expected.
  For more information about the Radiothon, you can check out their website. 

If you are interested in donating some items or services for the auction, please contact me via my Facebook Page or you can e-mail me at  I will send you an e-mail with the sponsorship details.

Here are some of the posts from last year as a reminder! 
2011 Sponsor List
2011 Facebook Auction Album
2011 Radiothon Auction Information
The Grand Total!

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