By Angela Gemmill & David Lacasse
The annual Easter Seals Telethon will broadcast tomorrow across Ontario, including on EastLink TV in Sudbury from 1pm until 8pm.
This is the 29th year for the telethon in Northern Ontario.
Money raised supports children with physical disabilities and their families pay for specialized equipment or spend time at an Easter Seals summer camp.
Equipment like walkers, wheelchairs, lifts, ramps and communication devices are costly for families and Easter Seals provides financial assistance for those that might not otherwise afford them.
Development Manager for Northern Ontario, Nicole Blais, says along with the telethon and other fundraising initiatives Easter Seals-North raised over 430-thousand dollars last year.
She hopes they can exceed that number for 2012.
Donations can come in before the telethon by going to the Easter Seals website: www.easterseals.org
Easter Seals Ontario is marking its 90th year of helping support children with physical disabilities achieve their full potential and independence.