This year’s Sault Ste. Marie Telethon special airs on Shaw Spotlight Channel 10 and Blue Curve 105, April 5 to 10 and April 12 to 18 at 9 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. Donations can be made online at www.TelethonSSM.ca.
For almost 100 years, Easter Seals has been a champion for children and youth with physical disabilities. Easter Seals programs and services enable children and youth to live safely and with greater dignity in their homes, access their communities, and experience greater independence and accomplishment by providing funding to help families purchase life-changing mobility and accessibility equipment for their child.
“The pandemic has impacted all of our lives. I’d like to recognize the entire Easter Seals Telethon team who have risen to the occasion and adapted to the pandemic by doing virtual interviews, socially distanced cheque presentations and mailing reminders to our community to give,” said Telethon host Tessa Vecchio. “The Sault Ste. Marie Easter Seals telethon is the highlight of the year to so many. This year, although virtual, we have proven that the children and families we serve in our community continue to need us now more than ever before.”
We are neighbours, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. Rotary’s impact starts with our members – people who work tirelessly to make the world and their communities a better place. Our motto is “Service Above Self” and our primary charitable mandate is to offer support to children with physical disabilities. This is done primarily through our close partnership with Easter Seals Ontario and with THRIVE Child Development Centre through fundraising projects.
For 100 years, the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has fostered service, leadership, and good works in our community. Founded in 1918, our mandate to support children with physical disabilities has been the heart behind the hard work of hundreds of Rotarians spanning generations.