A telethon Thursday by a Fresno television station to raise money for Valley Childrenâ€™s Hospital pulled in $219,068, the Madera County medical center said Friday.
The â€œFutures Worth Fighting Forâ€ event by ABC30 included special reports and features at the hospital throughout the day.
And you did it! A record breaking $218,764 was raised at the ABC30 Futures Worth Fighting For Telethon today! Thank you for supporting @CareForKids https://t.co/c3ZY1LaQSF
â€” ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30) August 9, 2019
The telethon is one of the larger fundraisers for the hospital. The biggest is the annual Kids Day event, held each spring, in which special editions of The Fresno Bee are sold by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Valley. The event is co-sponsored by The Bee and ABC30. This year, the 32nd edition of Kids Day pulled in a record $634,301.82.