Telethon raises more than $2.4m raised for Janet Weis Hospital

DANVILLE – Another successful year raising money for Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. The hospital held its annual Celebrating Miracles Telethon Monday evening, raising over $2.4 million. The telethon and events during the past two weekends serve as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.


The Wilkes-Barre broadcast by WBRE/WYOU collected over $1.6 million from corporate sponsors, community, and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Johnstown-Altoona broadcast on WTAJ that aired Sunday, June 2, reported a total of over $830,000.


Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services, and medical equipment provided through Geisinger Pediatrics. The 36-year total topped $66 million.


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