Easter Seals Telethon

Shaw Spotlight Channel 10 and Blue Curve 105

Daily April 5th to April 10th  at 9am, Noon, and 7pm

Daily April 12th to April 18th at 9am, Noon, and 7pm

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These are trying times for everyone, and for Easter Seals, it means changes to how we are able to fundraise.

Children and youth with physical disabilities still need your help. They need the essential mobility and accessibility equipment that gives them independence and freedom; equipment that lets them be kids.

If you are in a position to, please give generously so we can continue our work in our community. If you would like to see how your donation is making a difference, please join us for our special COVID-19 Sault Ste. Marie Easter Seals Telethon production on Shaw Spotlight Channel 10 and Blue Curve 105 airing April 5th to 18th on weekdays at 9 am, noon, and 7 pm each day.

 

 

“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.”

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