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Keep the Miracles Happening through the ABC30 Telethon

Published on Aug. 09, 2021

ABC30's Futures Worth Fighting For TelethonABC30 keeps the miracles happening through the annual ABC30 “Futures Worth Fighting For” Telethon. During the past six years, ABC30 has helped raise more than $700,000 for Valley Children’s Hospital.

Much like last year, the Telethon will be held at an offsite location. Although away from the hospital rotunda, phone bank volunteers will be ready to take donations for the 7th annual ABC30 "Futures Worth Fighting For" Telethon on Thursday, August 12, 2021. For an entire day, ABC30 anchors will be sharing about the services and care Valley Children's provides for the children in our community like this year’s CMN Hospitals Champion, Fernando.

At 5 years old, Fernando was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells. For three and a half years, Fernando endured regular chemotherapy treatments. It was a long, difficult road for young Fernando and his family. Finally, in October 2019, 8-year-old Fernando rang the “No Mo’ Chemo” bell at Valley Children’s to mark the end of his cancer treatments. Staff, family, friends and even Fernando’s baseball team were there to cheer him on. Today, Fernando is thriving and loves playing baseball, his favorite sport.

Valley Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders team helps hundreds of children like Fernando fight cancer every day. Our dedicated team of board-certified pediatric oncologists and hematologists identify and care for about 150 newly diagnosed cancer patients a year.

It is because of generous donors and sponsors that miracles happen every day at Valley Children’s. We give a special thank you to ABC30, The Wonderful Company, Mid Valley Packaging and all of our sponsors listed below for supporting the event this year. We also want to thank all those who volunteer and help make this event a reality.

We encourage you to support the 7th Annual ABC30 “Futures Worth Fighting For” Telethon event through our various platforms, including our online giving page and text-to-give option. Your generosity allows us to provide the best specialized pediatric care for kids like Fernando throughout the Central Valley.

Donate by phone by calling 1-877-353-0000.

Make a donation of any amount today by visiting:

You can become a Miracle Maker by donating $20 per month or a one-time donation of $240. As a thank you, you will receive a Miracle Maker T-shirt to show your support for children’s health.

To make a quick, $10 donation, text GEORGE to 20222.

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