104-9 Virgin Radio’s THE PEPPER & DYLAN SHOW Delivers RENT FREE UNDER THE TREE Christmas Miracle!
— December 19, 2014
To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1DS6O9eEDMONTON (December 19, 2014) – ‘Tis the season for miracles! 104-9 VIRGIN RADIO announced today the recipient of its 2014 RENT FREE UNDER THE TREE promotion is the Ponto family. Responding to THE PEPPER & DYLAN SHOW call for nominations of an Edmonton family in need this holiday season, the Ponto family – who recently lost their baby boy Connor to cancer – was nominated by sister-in-law Jessica Sinich. The prize includes free rent for one year courtesy of Boardwalk Rental Communities, along with gifts under the Christmas tree from Virgin Radio, providing the deserving family a much-needed break and an unforgettable Christmas.
“We are honoured and humbled to take part in the spirit of giving that the holiday season represents,” said Chris Meyers, Program Director, Virgin Radio. “We are thankful to our partner Boardwalk Rental Communities for being a part of this initiative, and we toast the Pontos as they prepare to move to their new, rent free home in the New Year.”
In sly, secret-Santa style, and with Sinich’s help, 104-9 VIRGIN RADIO sent Robbie the Intern to “break in” to the Ponto household this morning, transforming it with decorations, Christmas gifts, and household items. The unsuspecting Ponto family returned home to find Santa, VIRGIN RADIO elves, and Boardwalk Rental Community representatives waiting to give the family the biggest surprise of their lives: the offer to live rent free for one year in a Boardwalk Community Rental property.
This past April, Brooklyn and Justin Ponto welcomed fraternal twins Connor Jay and Kenley Rae, a brother and sister to their three-year-old daughter Kamryn. In August, Connor was diagnosed with stage four Rhabdoid, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. Following his fourth round of chemotherapy, Connor passed away on Dec. 2.
“I am beyond excited for my precious family to receive such an amazing gift this Christmas,” says Sinich “It’s been a roller coaster of a year for them and I know that this is going to be life changing.”
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