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More Than $200,000 Raised During WTRF Easter Seals Telethon

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WTRF wrapped up another Easter Seals Telethon on Sunday.

The telethon was hosted by WTRF's Brenda Danehart and Scott Nolte along with Jim Conner. This year, the telethon raised $218,313, and all of that money stays right here in the Ohio Valley to help out local Easter Seals children.

Jess Puglisi-Sanders, Community Relations Director for Easter Seals, said the telethon is a huge tool for them to continue providing  for kids in the Ohio Valley with special needs. "The telethon is a great function for us to recognize those who support us throughout the year, we have great volunteer support, great sponsorship support, everyone who is helping us is helping to make a difference in the life of a child," said Puglisi-Sanders.

New this year, f
or every "share" the telethon post received on our 7News Facebook page, $1 was donated to Easter Seals, up to $1,000 thanks to sponsors Elm Grove Dodge and Wheeling Subaru.