Many children will benefit from the 17th Annual Variety Radiothon for Prince George and Vanderhoof which is a week away.

The Radiothon has helped many kids with special needs including an 8-year-old girl named Karista from the Vanderhoof-Fraser Lake area.

Karista has Type 1 Diabetes, a lifelong disease caused by the autoimmune system attacking the insulin-producing cells in the body.

(Photo supplied by City of Prince George)

Her family has to constantly monitor blood sugar levels and make adjustments to her physical activity and diet.

Fortunately, a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) was found.

This device will monitor her blood sugar levels 24-hours a day.

You can tune in to the Radiothon on Wednesday, June 16 from 6 am to 6 pm on 94.3 The GOAT & Country 97FM in Prince George and to 95.9 The GOAT in Vanderhoof to celebrate local kids with special needs and the communities & businesses who support them.

In addition, Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall has proclaimed June 13th to 19th, “Variety the Children’s Charity Week”