Tune in and dial up to help our sick kids
THIS year’s Channel Nine Telethon organisers hope to dial up $11 million of support for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The star-studded annual event provides vital support for young patients attending Lady Cilento Children’s
Hospital in Brisbane, 60 per cent of whom come from regional Queensland and Northern NSW. The telethon has raised about $32 million since 2014.
That money has been invested in life-saving medical research, vital pediatric equipment and for comfort and entertainment services for ill children and their families.
The foundation offers a significant bright spot in the lives of children who stay at Lady Cilento.
It offers the in-house Juiced TV where kids get to star in their own television show, the Clown Doctors who entertain children with books, movies and games so parents can take a break, the Cuddle Carers program for babies, music therapy, pet therapy, special events and hospital visits by famous people.
The Telethon will be broadcast across Queensland on Saturday and starts at 8pm NSW time.
Donate at 9telethon.com.au or by phoning 1800 909 900.
CALL FOR HOPE: Children celebrate the $12m raised during the 2016 Channel Nine Telethon that supports the Children's Hospital Foundation.