Entertainment to feature the cast of Come from Away, Buck Twenty Band and many others
Toronto, ON, April 3, 2018 — This Sunday, Easter Seals Ontario will broadcast its annual Telethon on CBC and affiliate channels throughout the province. The show airs live from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will ask viewers to donate to help fund Easter Seals’ programs and services that allow kids with physical disabilities to enjoy greater freedom, independence and accomplishment.
“This year’s show features a fantastic line up of media hosts, entertainment and inspirational stories from Easter Seals kids and their families,” says Kevin Collins, President and CEO, Easter Seals Ontario.
The 6-hour fundraiser will be hosted by media celebrities including Kevin Frankish, Brent Bambury, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Diane Clemons, John Derringer, Michelle Dubé, Josie Dye, Patricia Jaggernauth, Natalie Johnson, Tom Harrington, Suzanne Leonard, Natasha Ramsahai, Brad Smith and Joanne Smith.
Tune in and see live performances by Buck Twenty Band, James Favron, Laura Keating, Leondro, the cast from the Mirvish production Come from Away, Noah Reid of Schitt’s Creek, Sean Jones and a book reading by hockey legend Paul Henderson. Individuals are encouraged to donate online before, during, or after the show at EasterSeals.org or by calling in to the show throughout the live broadcast.
“Easter Seals has been making kids with physical disabilities the priority for over 95 years. We hope people will tune in to see the kind of work we are doing and lend their support by making a donation,” continued Collins.
Easter Seals would like to thank its generous supporters including Colliers, BioPed Footcare, Rexall Foundation, Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, CIBC, McCAM Insurance, Cisco, Friends of We Care, Century 21 and Unifor.
In addition to the Toronto Telethon, regional Telethons will also be taking place in the following communities:
Peterborough, on CHEX TV and YourTV on April 8
Sudbury, on EastlinkTV on April 29
For over 95 years, Easter Seals Ontario has been providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Easter Seals relies on the generosity of donors and sponsor to be able to offer its programs and services. For more information or to donate, visit EasterSeals.org.