ABC15 will host the seventh annual ABC15 Telethon benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, April 10. The event, broadcast live from the Hospital campus, raised $740,585 for Phoenix Children’s patient families in 2017, a record for the Telethon.

Telethon includes 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.

Donors will have the chance to become Heroes for Hope and save the day for Phoenix Children’s patients by giving a Superhero Sidekick to a child when they make a monthly pledge of $20 or a single gift of $240 or more. Every dollar raised during the ABC15 Telethon will have a direct impact on patient care and critical programs and services provided to patients and families. 

“Telethon is a crucial fundraiser for the patients and families at our hospital,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Each year, ABC15 and our community amazes us with their compassion and generosity for the kids that need their help the most.”

Corporate sponsors and partners make this event possible. Telethon sponsors include: Desert Financial Credit Union, Dutch Bros. Coffee, 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, Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, IHOP, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, Macy’s, Mazda Dealers of Phoenix, Panda Express, Quicken Loans, Sagicor Life Insurance Company, Sam’s Club, Smashburger, Stream Logistics, Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club / Valley Kids Foundation, V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc., Walmart and Whataburger.