The 2014 Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon will happen Nov. 4 in Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Organizers hope to raise even more than the $77,000 from the 2013 telethon. The CVCDA assists more than 800 children and their families each year.
Friday night Haitians were able to hear that the world is behind them as the global telethon 'Hope for Haiti Now' aired on a nationwide radio station based out of the destroyed capital, Port-au-Prince.
When many think of Labour Day they also think of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. New this year will be the use of the social media networks Twitter and Facebook helping to raise awareness and money in the fight against muscular dystrophy.
Lorraine Aitken, executive director of the Comox Valley Child Development Centre, explains that money raised from the CVCDC's 2013 telethon will help to create a special room to aid children with sensory issues.
Volunteers wait for telephones to ring during the Comox Valley Child Development Centre Telethon so they can record pledges of donations to help the group assist challenged children and their families throughout the year.