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Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon a success

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks held our 19th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon presented by Chevrolet, on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at General Motors Place with all proceeds benefiting the Vancouver Canucks luminary charity, Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

This year, the CFKF Telethon raised over $875,000 through generous fan donations from around the province and organized events throughout the year. Over $400,000 was raised through online, phone and mail donations during the March 15th event. Over $475,000 was raised through Canucks for Kids Fund partnered events throughout the 2008-2009 season.

The Telethon aired on the TEAM 1040 Sports Radio from Noon till Midnight, and on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific during the game vs. the Colorado Avalanche from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Telethon television broadcast was hosted by Rogers Sportsnet personalities Don Taylor, Craig MacEwen and Canucks TV reporter Kristin Reid which featured vignettes of Canuck Place families, Canucks players and special cheque presentations to the CFKF.

Canucks wives, significant others and volunteers took donations by phone, Canuck Place volunteers accepted donations at the game in the latter half of the first period and donations were also accepted online at

All CFKF Telethon donors who donated $100 received an exclusive “The Captains” photograph. For donations of $150 or more, donors received both “The Captains” and a commemorative “Tribute to Trevor” photo. All donors who gave by midnight on March 15th were entered to win a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (contest details on

Canuck Place celebrates its 14th anniversary this year, offering specialized care for children with progressive life-threatening illnesses. This unique healthcare facility serves to enhance quality of life through comprehensive and family-centred care.

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