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37th annual Easter Seals Telethon on WEHT Local/Local 7 WTVW raises record $1,037,419!

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The 37th annual local Easter Seals Telethon aired LIVE Sunday, April 13, 12 noon-6 p.m. on WEHT Local from the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center at 3701 Bellemeade Avenue in Evansville, IN. The last hour was simulcast on Local 7 WTVW.  The "final tote" of $1,037,419 set a new record and all funds stay local to underwrite therapy for individuals with disabilities who couldn't otherwise afford it.

The show featured tri-state children and adults with disabilities who are achieving their greatest potential for independence, with the help of Easter Seals. In addition to the live TV broadcast, a “cruise-in” of street rods, classic cars, and street machines was hosted by the E’ville Iron Street Rod Club, and visitors made donations at the Alcoa Fish Bowl.

All Telethon pledges underwrite therapy for tri-state individuals who couldn’t otherwise afford these life-changing services. The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy on a sliding fee scale, and no one is denied therapy services due to inability to pay. Approximately 95% of clients receiving ongoing therapy require help from donations.

For the 37th consecutive year, WEHT Local was the only station in the U.S. donating all production and air time for a local Easter Seals Telethon broadcast. Video features on Easter Seals Representatives Christy Rolley and Hope McDowell were donated by "Direction by Newman" in cooperation with WEHT Local/Local 7 WTVW. 

Supporters who missed the show can make a secure online donation by clicking the link below or mailing a contribution to Easter Seals, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

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