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QEH telethon passes $500K goal

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation passed its $500,000 goal this weekend, raising $539,089 for the hospital.

Foundation raises money for priority medical equipment for hospital

The QEH telethon raised more than $500,000 Saturday and Sunday. (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation/Facebook)

Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation passed its $500,000 goal this weekend, raising $539,089 for the hospital.

The 21st annual telethon ran May 27 to 28 on Eastlink Television.

The foundation raises funds for priority medical equipment for the hospital.

The hospital foundation is usually able to generate about $5 million in revenue each year. The telethon is just one part of the fundraising.

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