The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 28th anniversary on air with WBNS-10TV on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010. All local segments of the Telethon will broadcast live from Nationwide Children’s Hospital – offering a “behind the scenes” look from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Telethon local hosts include Andrea Cambern, Jerry Revish, Tracy Townsend, Angela Pace, Arica Robbins, Dan Fronzcak and others. All local donations made through the Telethon will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where nearly 923,000 patient visits were recorded in 2009.
National portions of the 2010 CMN Telethon will originate at Walt Disney World in Orlando and will air from midnight to 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Telethon is designated to honor and celebrate the 17 million patients treated in CMN-affiliated hospitals each year and those who directly or indirectly help sick and injured kids – hospitals, doctors, nurses and other staff members; donors; corporate sponsors and volunteers.
CMN has raised more than $3.4 billion for children’s hospitals since its inception in 1983. Now the largest television fundraiser in the world, 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America benefit from the annual CMN Telethon. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat all children regardless of ability to pay and provide more than $4 billion in charitable care.
CMN’s hallmark is that 100 percent of locally-generated donations stay in the community in which they were made. More than $8.2 million was donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the 2009 CMN Telethon, indicating a deep concern and commitment by central Ohioans to the health and well-being of children. Visit http://www.NationwideChildrens.org/telethon to donate online.