May 31, 2017 – Ottawa, ON: The countdown is on! The CHEO Telethon on CTV will go live on air June 10 and 11, and the children and youth at CHEO will be counting on everyone in the National Capital Region to Watch, Call and Donate!!! The CHEO Telethon is a 24-hour broadcast that features insightful interviews with CHEO, OCTC and Roger Neilson House staff, patients and supporters and videos that take you into the lives of some of the brave patient families who rely on CHEO. The interactions between these families and the medical staff that care for them show what a special place our children’s hospital truly is, and their stories represent just a fraction of the real-life drama that is happening every day at CHEO. We will also speak with scientists and researchers from the CHEO Research Institute who are working to find better treatments and new cures for children and youth in Ottawa and around the globe.
The Telethon hosts will include CTV’s Graham Richardson, Patricia Boal, JJ Clarke, and Michael O’Byrne, as well as other local personalities including Kimothy Walker. They will be joined by patients, hospital staff and volunteers to talk about CHEO, OCTC and Roger Neilson House and why community support is vital to our children’s hospital.
Thanks to an outstanding partnership with Canadian Pacific, this year Telethon donor contributions will have double the impact. CP is enthusiastically directing their resources to help CHEO. Every new monthly donor, and existing donors who upgrade their gift , will have their donations matched until the end of the year! Sign on before August 27 to make your funds go twice as far.
As an added bonus, on Sunday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. during the broadcast of the CHEO Telethon, CP will match all single donations during their two-minute Miracle Match. They want to stretch every dollar and by matching your donation and the impact of your gift… There’s never been a better time to become a #hero4cheo.
Telethon viewers can pledge their support by calling (613) 738-1450 or 1-888-738-1450 or by going online at www.cheotelethon.com. The CHEO Telethon can also be viewed online by visiting the same site.
Please be a #hero4cheo. Join us on June 10 and 11 for the CHEO Telethon on CTV and give generously to your children’s hospital.
For more information contact:
Director of Communications
Office (613) 737-2784
Cell (613) 447-2741