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Canucks Host Annual Telethon

Wednesday, 05.03.2008 / 1:37 PM / Community
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Canucks Host Annual Telethon
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will hold their 18th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon presented by Chevrolet, on Thursday, March 6th at General Motors Place with all proceeds to benefit the Vancouver Canucks luminary charity, Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

The Telethon airs on the TEAM 1040 Sports Radio from Noon till Midnight, and on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific during the game vs. the Nashville Predators from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Telethon television broadcast, hosted by Rogers Sportsnet personalities Don Taylor, Craig MacEwen and Christine Simpson, will feature vignettes of Canuck Place families, Canucks players and special cheque presentations to the Hospice.

Canucks wives, significant others and volunteers will be taking donations by phone (604-777-CARE or 2273, or #2273 on your TELUS Mobility cellular) on March 6th. Donations will also be accepted at the game, where volunteers will collect contributions during the latter half of the first period. One can also visit Canucks.com to donate online.

All Telethon donors who give $100 will receive an exclusive Trevor Linden photograph. For donations of $150 or more, donors will receive both the Trevor Linden photo and a Roberto Luongo photo. All donors who give by midnight on March 6th are entered to win a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (contest details on Canucks.com).

Canuck Place celebrates its 13th anniversary this year, offering specialized care for children with progressive life-threatening illnesses. This unique healthcare facility serves to enhance quality of life through comprehensive and family-centred care.

WHEN: Noon - Midnight - Thursday, March 6, 2008

WHERE:
Live from General Motors Place
Noon - Midnight on The TEAM 1040 Sports Radio
6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific

HOW: Donate online at Canucks.com
Lower Mainland residents call 604 777-CARE (2273) on March 6th only
Toll free in North America: 1-866-480-KIDS (5437)
#2273 on your TELUS Mobility Cellular
Phone lines open from Noon till Midnight.
Website open 24 hours.