Telemiracle offically launched their 44th annual event Thursday in Regina.
The 20 hour telethon will raise funds for Saskatchewan families who are granted funding from the Kinsmen Foundation for medical and mobility equipment, as well as assistance with medical travel.
Telemiracle Foundation chair Ted Moir said the likes of Beverly Mahood and Brad Johner are returning to the stage once again this year.
“We’re excited to have some cast members back that have been there, we’re excited for the new ones as well” Moir said. “We’re looking forward to the show on March 7th and 8th.”
Moir said this funding goes to Saskatchewan families for special medical and mobility equipment as well as assistance with medical travel.
“We have nine meetings a year that disperse those funds that are raised from Telemiracle,” Moir said. “We’d love to say ‘yes’ to everything, but we’re in a position where we can’t, so the more funds we can raise, the more yeses we can give.”
Moir said there probably isn’t a postal code in Saskatchewan that has yet to receive Telemiracle funding over the last 44 years.
“It is north, south, east, west,” Moir said. “There’s a big fundraiser down by the U.S. border near Coronach at Fife Lake. It’s been going on for a number of years, they raise a significant amount of money, and they do it because of growing up watching Telemiracle, seeing it on the show, and seeing the benefit locally.”
Telemiracle 44 will go from March 7th to 8th at the Conexus Arts Centre. Last year, Telemiracle 43 raised over $5.6 Million.