It's a lofty goal. $100,000. But with your support, we hope to reach that number. It's the People helping People radiothon powered by Simplot and all of the money raised stays right here in the Central Plains. Those donations fund the programs CPCS offers in more than 70 communities in the area. Programs like transportation to treatments, Care for Kids Fighting Cancer, Kids Can Cope, Hearts of Hope and Healthy Student & Community Programs.

You can still add to the total right now by making a donation here.

Thanks to the our matching partners and the generous donors so far, we are more than half way there.

Wendy Major of Thunder Seed, an hourly partner on day 1 says they were happy to help out.

"We deal with people right across the region. We want to help when and where we can"

It a sentiment all of the matching partners share as they match donations that come in during "their hour." Day 1 partners were Western Bearing and Auto Parts, Craig Dunn GM, Prime Auto, Homestead Co-op, McMunn and Yates Building Supplies, Century 21 Foxx Realty, Sobey's Portage, Court Seeds of Plumas, Hill's Drug Store and Hills Clinic Pharmacy, Keeping You Active Chiropractic, Thunder Seed and Faurschou Ag Centre.

CPCS Executive director Sharilyn Knox summed it all up in one sentence.

"We don't exist without these donations. The support today was incredible and we are optimistic for Day 2"

Cancer survivor Bunny Dietrich joined the showy today and commented the driver program was invaluable to her.

"My husband doesn't drive very well in the city and I couldn't. I didn't want to go and this program made it happen for us"

Thanks to Stride Credit Union we were able to hit the road and collect donations in places Neepawa and Gladstone as well.

Day 2 of the event will continue tomorrow between 6am and 6pm but remember, you can donate anytime tonight or overnight right here.

carterCarter Kennington took the show on the road to some of the communities CPCS serves. On location at Stride Credit Union in Neepawa