The 2012 All Children’s Hospital Telethon held on Sunday and other 2012 hospital fundraising events raised a grand total of $3,745,402 for the region’s referral center for specialized pediatric care.
This year’s Telethon theme, "Celebrate the Miracles," focused on the amazingly strong children and their families who count on All Children’s expertise, according to a news release.
Stories of youngsters from throughout west central Florida who have benefited from All Children’s care were the highlight of the 29th annual fundraiser.
Sunday's amazing fundraising toteboard total pushes the cumulative total of 29-years of Telethon donations to nearly $81 million. And as always, every dollar raised stays right here in St. Peteresburg to further All Children’s programs and services.
In addition to a taped broadcast on WXCW in the Ft. Myers/Naples area. the annual Telethon was broadcast live from All Children’s Education and Conference Center on WFLA-TV News Channel 8 from 7 AM to 6:30 PM on Sunday, June 3.
According to All Children's, other special events benefiting All Children’s Hospital were celebrated as part of the Telethon broadcast. Money raised from the individual events was included in this year’s $3,7 million total.