Upstate News

April 12, 1998
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Broadcast May 30 and 31 on WIXT News Channel 9

Central New Yorkers are invited to join the excitement when the 14th Annual Central New York Children’s Miracle Network Telethon is broadcast from WIXT News Channel 9 beginning Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m., and continuing through Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m. The Telethon is part of a national effort by the Osmond Foundation to generate funds to benefit hospitalized children worldwide. The Children’s Miracle Network, presented locally by the Health Science Center Foundation at Syracuse, Inc., and WIXT, with radio station 93Q as a promotional sponsor, is unique in that all money raised locally remains in Central New York to benefit the children who receive their care at University Hospital of the Health Science Center and at Crouse Hospital.

Since the Telethon was first broadcast to the Central New York audience in 1985, more than $5 million has been raised to enhance pediatric patient care and medical research at University and Crouse Hospitals.

Local segments of the Telethon will be hosted live from the WIXT studios by News Channel 9 personalities Carrie Lazarus, Rod Wood, Doug Logan, Dave Eichorn, Dan Cummings, and Christie Casciano.

There will be live remote coverage from University Hospital on Sunday, May 31. 93Q personalities Amy Robbins and Ted Long will also make appearances during the broadcast. Representatives from area business, corporations, health car facilities and community groups will visit the News Channel 9 studio to present their contributions during the Telethon.

In addition to fundraising, the Telethon shows the many ways University and Crouse Hospital provides health and medical care to children. The Telethon features “miracle” children who have received life-saving medical care. Featured among the 1998 Miracle Moments are: Ryan Mitchell of Utica, Steven Lounderville of Clayton, Ryan Zlomek of Binghamton, John DeNicola of Canastota, and John Giles, Jr. of Syracuse. Viewers will also be reintroduced to a few “Miracle Moment” children spotlighted in past Telethons.

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