The 45th annual Easterseals Telethon takes place today (April 8th, 2022) from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM on ABC 25 (WEHT) and CW 7 (WTVW). The event is the non-profit facility's biggest fundraiser each year with all the money raised helping the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue in Evansville continue to provide therapy and other services to children and adults with disabilities in 30 counties around the Tri-State area.

While the goal of raising as much money as possible within that amount of time remains the same, there are some notable changes to this year's event. For starters, it's happening on a Friday instead of a Sunday afternoon, and it will last longer, clocking in at a total of 14 hours, eight more than usual. Another notable difference is that there will not be a continuous, commercial-free broadcast on WEHT and WTVW. Instead, both stations will cut into regular programming throughout the day to share stories from individuals who have benefitted from the Rehab Center's services, such as this year's adult ambassador, Rett Larimore, and child ambassador, Charlie Joyner.

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The Rehab Center will also be going live throughout the day on its Facebook page to provide updates on the amount raised, and we will be on-site throughout the day broadcasting live and encouraging you to make a donation so the Rehabilitation Center can continue its special mission.

How to Donate to the Easterseals Telethon

Donations can be made in one of the following three ways:


Evansville residents can call 812-491-9191. If you live outside of Evansville, you can call 877-929-2929.


Text the word, TRANSFORM to 243725

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Simply scan the QR Code below with your phone's camera to make a secure, online donation.

Easterseals Rehabilitation Center
Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

Visit the Easterseals website to learn more about the history of the Rehabilitation Center and its mission to help those with disabilities in the Tri-State.

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