The 20th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by Chevrolet, was a great success with tremendous support from fans from all around the province.
The Telethon aired live on TEAM 1040 Sports Radio and on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific during the Vancouver Canucks home game versus the Calgary Flames on March 14. At this year’s event, over $1.1 million was raised to benefit Canuck Place Children’s Hospice through generous fan donations from around the province via online, phone and mail pledges and through Canucks for Kids Fund partnered events during the 2009-2010 season. Sportsnet's Don Taylor and Craig MacEwen and Canucks TV's Kristin Reid hosted the show.
Canucks wives and significant others played a key role in taking calls from Prince Rupert to Sparwood. They were joined by Canucks President and General Manager, Mike Gillis, Stan Smyl, Senior Advisor to the GM, and Canuck Alumni great, Orland Kurtenbach, who took the steady stream of calls. Canuck Place children and their families were also on hand to share their personal stories and talk about the impact the hospice has had on their lives. Fans can still donate by logging on to canucks.com/donate.
The Canucks for Kids Fund would like to thank General Motors of Canada, Rogers Sportsnet Pacific, The Team 1040 Sports Radio, TELUS and the Vancouver Sun for their generous support of this year’s Telethon.
A special thanks to all the great fans who donated so generously throughout the event, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HELP!