Variety BC presents the 50th Show of Hearts Telethon this weekend, broadcasting from the telethon theatre at the Hard Rock and live from a brand new concert setup downtown at The Centre. A lot has changed over the last 50 years, since the first telethon in 1966 at the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, but the goal remains the same.
Funds raised at the telethon help Variety step in where health care ends and provide direct help to children in BC with special needs. Variety believes children with special needs are champions, and with support, can achieve remarkable victories every day.
You will be able to watch the 50th Show of Hearts Telethon on Global BC on Saturday, February 13th & Sunday, February 14th, 2016. There will also be live streaming the event online, which starts at 6:55pm on Saturday until 1:00am. The show will start again on Sunday at 9:10am until 5:30pm.
I am proud to sponsor the Social Lounge, live at the Hard Rock Theatre and at The Centre in Vancouver. My team on site will share photos and updates from the show and let you know how you can contribute throughout the weekend. Follow the tag #SOH50 and tweets from Scott Graham, John Biehler, John Bollwitt, Marc Smith, Ariane Colenbrander, Leeann Froese, and Christina Pocock.
Here are some updates you can copy/paste:
Tickets are now available by donation for two live concert shows at The Centre (777 Homer St) in Downtown Vancouver, where live musical performances will take place Saturday, February 13th & Sunday, February 14th. Erin Cebula from ET Canada will be hosting and acts include 54-40, Charlie Storwick, Aaron Pritchett, Five Alarm Funk, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Jim Byrnes, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Colleen Rennison and Chilliwack.
You can always donate online to Variety and this weekend you can text “KIDS” to 45678 to make a one-time donation of $20.
Finally, help up spread the word about the 50th Show of Hearts Telethon this year. Follow Variety on Twitter and on Facebook, share and like their posts, post your own updates on Twitter using tag #SOH50 and let everyone know they can tune into Global for all of the inspirational stories and entertainment this weekend.
at Variety’s 50th Show of Hearts Telethon
Variety’s funding support is directed towards covering the costs of life-saving medication, equipment and emergency travel and accommodation expenses for families whose children are receiving treatment at out-of-community hospitals, life-changing support in the form of mobility equipment, specialized therapies and communication devices that give children the chance to learn, grow and thrive and life-enriching experiences, such as the opportunity to attend special schools, summer camps and other therapeutic programs. Variety supports families and also organizations that provide the tools and training to help children achieve their full potential.