Variety – The Children’s Charity is coming back to the Comox Valley and Campbell River! The 4th Annual Variety Children’s Radiothon will be broadcast live on The Eagle 97.3FM from 6am to 6pm, July 11th and 12th, 2012.

Similar to Variety’s hugely successful Show of Hearts Telethon, the Variety Children’s Radiothon raises money for children who have special needs. Listeners will be introduced to some of these children and can learn about the many regional projects and organizations supported by Variety.

“Last year, the 2011 Radiothon raised $35,632, all of which stayed in the Comox Valley/Campbell River area,” says Barbie Hislop, Executive Director of Variety – The Children’s Charity. “In the past year, we were pleased to have distributed more than $100,000 throughout the community, helping approximately 30 local families and 2 organizations – St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation and Campbell River Hospital Foundation. With the community’s help, we can do even more this year!”

Variety encourages everyone who has organized an Event for Variety fundraiser to call in and donate the proceeds. There might be a chance to share your story live on the air! It’s an excellent opportunity to support your community, as all funds raised stay in the Comox Valley/Campbell River area.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Eagle, Canadian Direct Insurance, Kal Tire, Old House Village Hotel & Spa, Quality Foods, Comox Valley Echo, Campbell River Courier Islander, and Telus.

Tune into the 4th Annual Variety Children’s Radiothon on The Eagle 97.3FM, July 11th & 12th between 6am – 6pm. Call 310-3000 to help Variety help kids. If you would like to give now, you can text the word KIDS to 45678 and $10 will be added to your cell phone bill or visit www.variety.bc.ca to make a donation of any amount.

About Variety – The Children’s Charity:

Variety – The Children’s Charity raises funds and distributes grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. Since 1965, Variety has raised over $170 million.