51st Annual Variety Kids Telethon Airs Sunday, March 24

Updated: 3/15/2013

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The 51st annual Variety Kids Telethon to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and other Western New York children charities, will air on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on WKBW-TV Channel 7 live from the Adam’s Mark Hotel. 

The theme this year’s Telethon is Help Our Kids Achieve Their Dreams & Goals.

Emily Klima, 5, who was admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit immediately after birth and now followed by the RobertWarnerCenter for Children With Special Needs, is this year’s Variety Kids Telethon Celebrity Child.  The Telethon will be hosted by Honorary Chairpersons Joanna Pasceri and Keith Radford, co-anchors of Channel 7’s Eyewitness News.  Michael A. Benevento is the General Chairperson.

Some of the scheduled entertainment that will perform throughout the 12 hour LIVE telethon will be Clint Holmes, Las Vegas Superstar and Farnham, NY native, The Scintas, Buffalo and Western New York’s First Family of Music, Terry Buchwald, Buffalo’s Best Elvis, Ilene Graff, Broadway Singer/Actress, and “Howard” from Mr. Food’s Test Kitchen. 

Funds raised by the Variety Kids Telethon benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo,the Robert Warner M.D. Center For Children With Special Needs and other Western New York children charities.

Since 1956, The Robert Warner, MD, Center for Children with Special Needs of Women & Children's Hospital has been providing comprehensive rehabilitation services consisting of diagnostic, evaluative and therapeutic services to children in Western New York and surrounding areas with known or suspected disabilities

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.  For more information, please go online at www.wchob.org.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is ranked by US News & World Report in its special edition of "Best Children's Hospitals" for each of the past two years.  As three of the specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in this publication, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is among the best children's hospitals in Neurology/Neurosurgery and Cancer care in 2011 – 2012 and Gastroenterology in 2012 – 2013.

 

Additional information available: http://varietykidstelethon.com/