Name an annual event that has now raised nearly $140 million dollars: It’s the St. Jude Telethon!
We all made it happen Saturday, Aug. 3 on 25News, both at the Peoria Civic Center and the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington.
The official total from telethon #42: $10,901,913 raised this year.
That’s up 4.9 percent from last year.
Overall, since the first effort in 1978, this event has raised just over $139,802,000.
Thank you Central Illinois!
And keep in mind, the 2020 version of the St. Jude Telethon next summer will be earlier, July 18 because of the Olympic games in Japan.
That also airs on WEEK starting July 24.