Telethon Weekend Is Here!

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM EDT

By WKBW News

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM EDT

Buffalo, New York:( WKBW) Steve Podosek, Executive Producer of the Variety Kids Telethon announced details for upcoming 50th anniversary event coming up on WKBW-TV, Channel 7.

The 12 hour telethon will originate LIVE from the Grand Ballroom of the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Downtown Buffalo, Sunday March 25th from 7:00a.m. through 7:00p.m. Sunday. This is the 50th annual Telethon for Variety –The Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western New York which is the longest locally produced Telethon in the world, and the 49th for Channel 7.

All monies raised by the Variety Kids Telethon benefit The Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Robert Warner M.D. Center For Children With Special Needs and many other local charities benefiting children that Variety serves.

CREATING ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR OUR KIDS!…is the theme of Telethon 2012. Because of the generosity of the people of Western New York, Variety’s special children each and everyday gain opportunities and possibilities for them to make their lives fulfilled.

Times are tough this year and the Telethon is aware of that. EVERY donation is important and is truly appreciated. The needs continue for our kids; we know the people of Western New York will continue to support our special kids by calling in their donations on Sunday March 25th. In addition to calling, donors can go online and make
their donation or use their credit cards and receive some wonderful premiums. You can even pick up a cell phone and text a donation for Variety’s Special children.