Thursday, February 21, 2008

Telethon to benefit Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

The following is a press release from Yale-New Haven Hospital

The Friends of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital 6th annual telethon to air March 15
NEW HAVEN - On March 15, the Friends of Yale-Haven Children's Hospital 2008telethon will be broadcast live, from 7-8 p.m. on WTNH News Channel 8 and simulcast on MyTV9. WTNH newscasters Jocelyn Mimenta, who is also a Friends board member, and Keith Kountz will act as hosts for the telethon.

The Friends is an organization of volunteers committed to furthering the mission of the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The goal of this year's telethon is to raise $75,000 to help support the Children's Hospital mission of improving the health and well-being of children and their families at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital through clinical care, education and outreach.

"For the past five years, the Friends telethon has gained significant momentum through the tremendous support of our sponsors, and the people in this community," said Dr. Michael Apkon, shown above, executive director of the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. "The growth and success of this annual project is a direct result of the dedication of our organizing committee and their willingness to share their passion with so many generous donors, either though financial sponsorship, contributions or resources. These volunteers, and those who call in to pledge support, allow us to grow and enhance the dreams we have for the children and families we serve."

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