The 2010 Fulton County Heart Radiothon exceeded its goal, raising $35,869.47.
The event, held Thursday, Feb. 11, was the 36th year for the fund-raiser, which has provided training and equipment for the care of persons with heart conditions.
Rich Batdorf, Radiothon treasurer and board member, said the total figure for 2010 includes $2,025.84 from Sauder Woodworking employees, $1,731.24 from the annual Fairlawn Haven Heart Carnival, $1,000 from the Archbold Rotary Club, $100 from the Archbold and Wauseon high school boys basketball teams, and $11,000 from the Delta Eagles Club.
Batdorf said most of the money from the Eagles will be applied to the purchase of 15 replacement automatic external defibrillators
The new AEDs will replace still usable but obsolete units in various locations in Fulton County. The total cost to buy the replacement machines is about $16,000.
Results from the Radiothon exceeded the 2010 goal of $33,850 by $2,019.47, or about 6%.
“I was very pleased,” Batdorf said, especially considering Fulton County’s slow economy.
“Overall, things went very well. I think there were more than 200 pledges.”
In the past, Batdorf said youngsters would get involved in the Radiothon by calling in pledges of from $1 to $5 for certain songs.
Now, he said, students are combining their efforts in schools to raise money.
“We’re getting big donations we didn’t get in the past,” he said.