Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie

Easter Seals Telethon

TBD, 2018

Shaw Channel 10

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“As a mother of a child with physical disabilities I have seen and experienced firsthand the generosity of the community and the assistance of Easter Seals,” shared Easter Seals Telethon Co-Chair Jane Martynuck, “They say it takes a village to raise a child. No truer words are said when it comes to raising a child with physical disabilities.”

“Easter Seal families are faced with huge financial costs year after year as their children grow. A wheelchair alone can cost $32,000 to purchase,” points out Lori Amendola, Telethon Co-Chair, “ As their child grows such items as wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, communication devices, house ramps and bathing equipment all need to be purchased and upgraded. This is a huge financial burden for a family to face.”

“Augumentive communication devices can cost $10,000,” Martynuck added, “Your donation can give a child a voice so that they can express their wants and needs or simply say Mom or Dad.”

Easter Seals also owns and operates two summer camps. “At these fully accessible camps children have the opportunity to be like any other child,” shared Martynuck, whose son has been a camper for the last five years, “They are given the chance to go sailing, paddle in a canoe, sit around bon fires or catch their first fish.”

One of the telethon’s community supporters is Joe Maione of Maione Collectables. Maione has been collecting since 1980 and provides prizes to encourage community interest. Maione not only generously provides many of our prizes, but he also volunteers annually as a panelist which gives him a chance to meet the Easter Seals Ambassador and raise community support.

Please take the time to support children with physical disabilities in our community so that they can become unstoppABLE!

2017 marks Easter Seals Ontario’s 95th anniversary of serving children and youth with physical disabilities. Since 1922, with the help of our generous donors, Easter Seals has been offering programs and services that enable kids to experience freedom and independence and focus on what they can do rather than on their limitations. Together, we make a difference for kids in the community who need our help. Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS.

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