Janeway Telethon


Hey blog world! I’m getting very very excited! In just 1 week the 28th anual Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will air on NTV! The Janeway is the children’s hospital located in St John’s Newfoundland! Every single year they have a telethon to raise money for new equipment. Each year they have a different theme. Some examples of themes they had are “Family Centered Care” (last year), “The Heroes Among Us”, “For All The Right Reasons” and “Home Of Miracles”. Not only do they do segments where people donate money but also they air homemade music video’s like this one for “If Anything Happened To You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKvh6kQlaTY, air stories of different kids who they have helped and also each year they choose one of the patients to become the champion child. I can’t remember what the criteria is for a child to be chosen though. Also one of the really cool parts is that each year they have lots of different Newfoundland celebrities host the show! Over the years there have been lots of really cool people! Some people that have hosted the telethon are Karl Wells (former CBC “Here And Now” weatherman and also one of the hosts of “One Chef One Critic” on Rogers TV), Andy Newman(he hosts “The Big Show” in the mornings on the radio station Coast 101.1), Alan Hawco  (the star of CBC’s “Republic Of Doyle”) and Ryan Snoddon (Karl’s replacement on CBC’s “Here And Now”). I’ve been lucky enough to be interviewed by 3 of the 4 people I have just menitoned. Ryan, Andy and Karl! They’re all super nice people! My favorite parts of the telethon (I pluralized that because they do this several times) is when they do a drumroll (feel free to do one yourself as you read this) and then they reveal how much money they’ve raised so far! I feel so happy when I see really really big numbers because I know that with all that money the Janeway will be able to keep on making miracles happen for the kids of Newfoundland and Labrador! If you want more info on the telethon please go to the Janeway’s official website www.janewayfoundation.nf.ca. If you want more info on the champion child program visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca (note this is the Canadian website. For the American website go to www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org)! What’s your favorite part of the telethon blog world? Tell me in the comments!

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