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Canucks host 20th annual telethon Sunday, March 14th

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will hold their 20th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by Chevrolet, on Sunday, March 14th at General Motors Place with all proceeds to benefit Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

The Telethon airs on the TEAM 1040 Sports Radio from Noon till Midnight, and on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific during the game broadcast versus the Calgary Flames from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Telethon broadcast, hosted by Rogers Sportsnet personalities Don Taylor, Craig MacEwen and Canucks TV reporter Kristin Reid, will feature vignettes of Canuck Place families, Canucks players and special cheque presentations to the Canucks for Kids Fund.

Canucks wives, significant others, sponsor partners, Canucks for Kids Fund directors and volunteers will be taking donations by phone (604-777-CARE or 2273, or #2273 on your TELUS Mobility cellular and toll free in North America at 1-866-480-KIDS or 5437) on the celebrity panel on March 14th. Donations will also be accepted at the game, where volunteers will collect contributions during the latter half of the first period in the bowl. Fans can also visit Canucks.com/telethon to donate online.

All Telethon donors who give $100 will receive an exclusive “Luongo and Kesler” photograph, featuring Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler. For donations of $150 or more, donors will receive the “Kesler and Luongo” photograph and a commemorative “Canucks Class of 2010” photo, featuring the Canucks who participated in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. All who enter by midnight on March 14th may win a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro (contest details on Canucks.com). The Canucks for Kids fund gratefully acknowledges the support of General Motors of Canada, Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1040 and TELUS.

Rogers Sportsnet’s broadcast of the March 14th game and Telethon will also be streamed on-line at Canucks.com. Fans can watch the live broadcast on Canucks.com, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Canuck Place celebrates its 15th 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. The Canucks for Kids Fund has supported Canuck Place through grants and awareness.

WHEN: Noon - Midnight – Sunday, March 14, 2010

WHERE: Live from General Motors Place Noon - Midnight on The TEAM 1040 Sports Radio 6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific

HOW: Donate online at Canucks.com/telethon Lower Mainland residents call 604 777-CARE (2273) on March 14th only Toll free in North America: 1-866-480-KIDS (5437) #2273 on your TELUS Mobility Cellular Phone lines open from Noon till Midnight. Website open 24 hours.

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