Mr. Speaker, this past weekend I had the pleasure to act for the last two hours with Jenn Ferguson, from JRfm in Brockville, on the annual Palliative Care Telethon that supports the work of the palliative care services department of the Brockville General Hospital. I am pleased to announce that this year's telethon raised over $203,000, which is $15,000 more than the previous record.
A number of people work hard each year to ensure that this telethon is a success. The community thanks Carol Davis, Joan Addison, Karen Mahon, Patsy Gills, Jean Grey, Ada Hodge, Kim Hodge-Vivian, and James McKenzie, along with Bruce Wylie, from the local radio station JRfm, who has acted as host for the telethon for many years.
I would also like to thank those who provided goods and services, and all of those in the community who supported the telethon. Without their efforts this telethon would not be the tremendous success that it is. I am very thankful that the community stepped up in such a wonderful way.