About Telethon 2017

 

The ACS Telethon will air on April 8-9 throughout Northeastern PA and the Greater Lehigh Valley

Forty-nine acts will take to the stage for the two day event.  The 24-hour telethon benefits the American Cancer Society.  The program will air live on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th, 2017 from 12 PM to 12 AM each day with an overnight re-telecast between Saturday and Sunday.

Acts included, singers, dancers, rock and polka bands and a karate demonstration. The line-up included many telethon favorites including Jay Smar, the Pa. Villagers polka band, the Tamaqua Middle School band, St. John’s Lutheran Church (Tamaqua) Bell Choir, Shellshocked Churchhill, Becky and the Beasts, Dr. Amy Depuy, Angela Nardini, Danny Farole and family, and many more.

Hosts for the two day event Joe Krushinsky, Bud Wychulis, Kim Bell, Jason Demarco, Maureen Donovan, Jerry Knowles , Lori Kane and Kathy Craine. The program is produced by cancertelethon.org, a non-profit cancer support organization based in Lansford, in cooperation with Blue Ridge TV13.

The program originates at Penn’s Peak, the concert venue just outside Jim Thorpe. Audience participation is encouraged. Admission is free and a cash bingo event runs on Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m.

A Salute to Survivors segment is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. During this segment, survivors are introduced and encouraged to talk briefly about their battle with cancer. Individuals wishing to be part of the Salute to Survivors should check in at the front door of the Penn’s Peak auditorium by 6:30 p.m.

 

 

The telethon is available on channel 13 on Blue Ridge Cable and on channel 90 in the Tamaqua-Mahanoy City Service Electric Cable area and on channel 2  in the Lehigh Valley on the Service Electric Cable system.

 

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