Variety – the Children’s Charity and Global BC are thrilled to announce that this year’s Variety Show of Hearts Telethon raised $5,515,238 to benefit children with special needs.
Variety Show of Hearts Telethon Raises Over $5.5 Million
Broadcast from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver’s Show Theatre, the iconic television event aired live on Global BC and via livestream on Global BC’s website on Sunday, February 9 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. The show featured an array of life-changing stories, the always popular magic moments and the unveiling of the 608th Sunshine Coach to the Tong Louie Family YMCA.
“I’m overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of BC as the needs for kids in the various communities throughout our province has never been so great,” said Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO. “This over-the-top total shows how British Columbians are committed to making a difference in the lives of BC’s kids with special needs. It really is remarkable and we’re just so truly appreciative.”
“We are extremely grateful to our listeners and viewers for opening their hearts this weekend,” said Kenton Boston, VP National & Network News, Global News, Variety Chief Barker/Chair of the Board & Telethon Co-Chair. “Thank you British Columbia for once again proving that we’re more than a province. We’re a community. A community that continues to come together all with the same goal … to ensure that families and their children with special needs are able to thrive and achieve their dreams.”
In addition to the family stories and updates, viewers were also treated to musical performances by Said the Whale, Shawn Austin, Wide Mouth Mason, Todd Richard and special guests, The Tenors. Also making their Show of Hearts debut this year was actor Paul Greene and inspirational speaker Cara E. Yar Khan.
Donations to the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon can still be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS and also online at variety.bc.ca or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.
Miss604 is the proud sponsor of the #ShowOfHearts Social Lounge and Rebecca Bollwitt is Variety‘s Secretary of the Board of Directors. You can donate to Miss604’s personal #ShowOfHearts campaign online here »