The 38th annual Variety Telethon was held at the newly renovated Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Memorial in Des Moines, Iowa and broadcast on ABC5 on March 3rd and 4th, 2012. Variety reports $3,020,817 in pledges were raised this year.
Variety's first telethon in 1975 raised $150,000 and went to one grant recipient, Blank Children's Hospital. Now 38 years later, Variety has raised over $88 million that has been granted to agencies serving children across the State of Iowa and have put over 400 Sunshine Coaches on the road transporting children to new adventures. Thanks to the cast members, volunteers and donors who support Variety during Telethon and throughout the year, Variety is able to raise much needed funds for Iowa's Children.
Learn more about the Variety Telethon at http://www.varietyiowa.com