FORT ST. JOHN -- Both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Hospital Foundations smashed their goals yesterday for the Have a Heart Radiothon.

Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation were able to raise $13,000 for the hospital to buy new jaundice screening technology for the maternity ward, their initial goal was $12,000.

But Fort St John was able to raise over $50,000 for the hospital to buy special probes specifically for a portable ultrasound machine, they smashed their initial goal of $35,000 and each probe costs around $10,000.

"We have to thank our corporate and business matching partners who partnered with us, as it really helped to reach our goal and to break a new record for the total raised in 19 years. We want to acknowledge all the amazing donors who stopped by our booth, to those who donated online and over the phone. Many said it was a great incentive for them knowing their donation would be doubled." Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Community Giving & Event Coordinator said.

"We also have to thank Home Hardware for all their support and efforts leading up to the Radiothon, collecting donations through the till, with raffles, and also matched 6 local business donations that came in that day, raising $6,765. They were fabulous hosts and always incredibly generous". Foundations Executive Director, Niki Hedges said.