ABC15 and the community at large raised $810,857 for the health, hope and healing at Phoenix Children’s Hospital during the seventh annual ABC15 Telethon on Tuesday, April 10 – a record for the event.
The event, broadcast live from the Hospital campus, included appearances from ABC15 on-air personalities, a phone bank staffed by sponsors and community volunteers, celebrity cameos and inspirational stories shared by the hospital’s superhero patients.
“We are astounded by how the community stepped up to support the cause,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “These funds will help Phoenix Children’s provide the best patient care to our most vulnerable population – kids.”
Every dollar raised during the ABC15 Telethon directly impacts care, critical programs and services provided to patients and families.
The ABC15 Telethon will return in early April 2019. If you missed the Telethon, it’s not too late to donate to the cause. Visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org to contribute.
Corporate sponsors and partners make the ABC15 Telethon possible. Sponsors include: Desert Financial Credit Union, Dutch Bros., Horne Kia, Iron Doors Arizona, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Sanderson Ford & Lincoln and Scripps Howard Foundation. Additional partners include: Ace Hardware, All American Classics, American Textile Recycling Services, Ameripark Valet and Macerich, Arizona Central Credit Union, Big O Tires, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CoolEvents, Fry’s Food Stores, Gila River Hotels & Casinos, Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, IHOP, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, Macy’s, Mazda Dealers of Phoenix, Night To Shine for Reese, Panda Express, Quicken Loans, Sagicor Life Insurance Company, Sam’s Club, Smashburger, Stream Logistics, The Reyes Family, Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club / Valley Kids Foundation, V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc., Walmart and Whataburger.