HIGHLIGHTS of TELEMIRACLE 47
- The final total at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26 th was $5,519,229
- The telethon featured 80 talented Saskatchewan performers and a tribute to long-
time host Bob McGrath
- Nutrien donated $108,182 to match donations raised by Saskatchewan Talent
- TeleMiracle proceeds stay in Saskatchewan to fund the work of the Kinsmen
Foundation – Helping People Every Day
TeleMiracle – Saskatchewan’s Charity – wrapped up its 47 th edition on February 26, 2023 with a total of $5,519,229 raised. With this year’s incredible generosity added, the total raised by
TeleMiracle since 1977 is now over $159 million.
“TeleMiracle remains rooted in Saskatchewan and the generosity of Saskatchewan people really shined through once again this weekend,” says TeleMiracle 47 Chair Scott Lamb. “These
donations are going to help so many people across the province.”
One of the many highlights of this year’s show were the 80 talented Saskatchewan performers who appeared on throughout the telethon. Not only did these acts showcase the scope of talent from every corner of the province, they also raised money for the telethon – which was once again matched by Nutrien, who presented their donation of $108,182 just before the end of the broadcast.
“Every dollar counts and we are so grateful to the people of Saskatchewan for their continuing support,” states Lamb. “The best part is that all the money raised stays right here in
Saskatchewan, to help their friends, neighbours and communities.
Another highlight were the tributes in memory of former long-time host Bob McGrath, who made more than 40 appearances on TeleMiracle, beginning with the first telethon in 1977, with a final
live appearance in 2018 and a cameo in 2021. McGrath passed away on December 4 th , 2022.
All TeleMiracle proceeds stay in Saskatchewan and are granted through the Kinsmen Foundation for specialized medical and mobility equipment, assistance with medical travel, and new and innovative health care equipment. The Foundation typically receives over 1,000 applications for assistance annually.
Donors that made phone pledges during the telethon can honour them by mailing their donation to TeleMiracle at Box 83000, Saskatoon SK, S7K 9S1.
Planning begins shortly for TeleMiracle 48, to take place February 24-25, 2024 in Regina. Details leading up to next year’s show will be posted at www.telemiracle.com.