FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Halifax, NS (April 13, 2022) – For the first time in its history, the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV will be dedicated to the staff and team at IWK Health.
“The IWK is a fixture in our community and the care and passion that each and every member of this team showcases is something to be truly celebrated. The past two years have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the care of our Maritime patients and families,” says Jennifer Gillivan, President and CEO of the IWK Foundation.
“They have been by our side every step of the way. We are so grateful and extremely proud to be able to recognize them during our annual Telethon.”
New to Telethon this year is a Saturday night primetime special, A Telethon Tribute to Your IWK on Saturday, June 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This tribute will be a celebratory night filled with entertainment and special guest appearances as a heartfelt thank you to the team at the IWK who have worked tirelessly to provide and support specialized care for our region’s women and children throughout the pandemic. On Sunday, June 5, Maritimers can tune in again to celebrate the best of the IWK community from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As it has in the past, Telethon will continue to place a strong focus on connecting Maritimers from every corner of the region.
“We could not be happier that the Foundation and CTV Atlantic are dedicating this year’s telethon to the IWK staff and health care professionals by telling our stories, both the challenges and the triumphs,” says Dr. Krista Jangaard, President and CEO of IWK Health.
“This tribute really does celebrate the true healthcare heroes – those on the front lines and those working behind the scenes to care for our patients and their families.”
The IWK Foundation team in partnership with CTV Atlantic, is working to bring this year’s broadcast to life in a safe and virtual way as they continue the important tradition of sharing the inspirational stories of patients and their families and the team at the IWK while recognizing the incredible generosity of donors throughout the Maritimes.
“The telethon broadcast will continue to represent and celebrate the best of the Maritime community coming together in support of the IWK, which is why this beloved event has been so successful over the last 37 years,” says Gillivan.
For more information about the 38th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV, please visit the IWK Foundation’s website iwkfoundation.org/telethon.
About the IWK Foundation
The IWK Foundation is a champion of excellence in women's and children's health and medicine and works in partnership with IWK Health to support their vision of providing quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime Provinces and beyond. Our donors are passionately committed to making a difference for Maritime families, contributing more than $13 million in support of the most urgent care priorities at the IWK last year. Funds raised also support the IWK's global leadership in research and knowledge sharing, which in turn improves lives worldwide. Visit www.iwkfoundation.org for more information.
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