February 19 to 25 is TeleMiracle Week in Saskatchewan
Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Don McMorris and the Kinsmen, Kinettes and Kin Clubs of Saskatchewan announced TeleMiracle Week begins Sunday, February 19 and culminates Saturday, February 25 when the 47th edition of the telethon gets underway.
“Thanks to the good will and generosity of our province’s people, TeleMiracle is one of the many annual Saskatchewan events that brings everyone together for a greater purpose,” McMorris said. “I encourage everyone to support this wonderful fundraiser by tuning into watch the telethon and let your family, friends and neighbours know to ‘ring those phones’ to donate to a great cause for Saskatchewan residents.”
The fundraiser starts at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, February 25 with the Countdown to TeleMiracle streamed live on TeleMiracle’s YouTube Channel and on www.telemiracle.com. At 9 p.m. that same day, the live television broadcast begins on CTV stations in Saskatchewan and continues until 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 26.
“TeleMiracle has been rooted in Saskatchewan for 47 years,” TeleMiracle 47 Chair Scott Lamb said. “We are proud to carry on this tradition that helps so many people all across this province, year after year.”
Funds raised yearly and during the TeleMiracle telethon are used by the Kinsmen Foundation to provide equipment allowing children and adults to access community resources, interact with their peers, and participate in educational, recreational and therapeutic activities. In addition, the foundation will provide funding to the people of Saskatchewan for positioning devices, wheelchairs, bath chairs and walkers to support or improve their quality of life.
Besides calling in pledges during the telethon broadcast, donations can also be made online at www.telemiracle.com.
Under provincial legislation, TeleMiracle Week in Saskatchewan is declared before the annual telethon. The Recognition of Telemiracle Week Act is overseen by the Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.