Western Region Telethon Raises More Than $830,000 for Local Children’s Hospital

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TIPTON – Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual western region Celebrating Miracles Telethon Sunday raising $830,389 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.

The total was announced at the close of the annual broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park on WTAJ. The telethon and events held all weekend was a culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.

Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment provided through Geisinger Pediatrics at facilities like Geisinger Gray’s Woods in State College.

“We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, families, volunteers and the community for helping us reach this total,” said Paul Bellino, MD, chair of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

“We are extremely thankful for the support we receive that helps ensure that Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital can continue to create healthy tomorrows for local children!”

Donations still are being accepted online at go.geisinger.org/wtaj.

About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.

A non-profit organization, it has raised more than $65 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984.

For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or 570-271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.

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