It is an annual tradition that many look forward to and has lasted decades on television. The Variety Kids Telethon returned for it's 60th year this past weekend!

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Through the ups and downs that we have faced over the last six decades, the Variety Kids Telethon has been able to raise millions of dollars as the Western New York community comes together and shows it's support.

The Variety Kids Telethon raised over $900,000 and when you consider that we are just coming out of a pandemic and everything that is happening across the globe and prices here at home, that is pretty incredible. The City of Good Neighbors comes through once again for the children of Western New York!

Telethon proceeds benefit dozens of local children’s nonprofits right here in Western New York in addition to the Variety Tent #7/Robert Warner MD Rehabilitation Center at the new Oishei Children’s Hospital. Our Variety Kids Telethon holds the distinction of being the longest running locally produced Telethon in the country, and in 2021 raised over $800,000.

Each year the Variety Telethon has a Celebrity Child that is the star of the telethon and this year's child is Giovani Fiore.

My family has watched and supported the telethon for as long as I can remember. My father always looked forward to the telethon as the turning point of the winter and the charge toward spring. Combined with the warm feeling of helping the kids around Western New York, it is going to be a sunshine filled weekend, not matter the forecast.

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