School District's Annual Telethon to Benefit Make-A-Wish
Fox Chapel Area School District students will hold their 28th annual telethon Friday, December 22, 2017, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The telethon will raise money for Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The telethon will involve students from all six schools in the Fox Chapel Area School District (Fairview, Hartwood, Kerr, and O’Hara elementaries; Dorseyville Middle School; and Fox Chapel Area High School). Student, teacher, parent, and community representatives will be participating in the telethon benefitting Make-A-Wish by making donations during the live event.
The public is also invited to make donations through the Make-A-Wish website at http://site.wish.org/goto/fcasd. Anyone wishing to donate by check can make it out to “Make-A-Wish” and drop it off at any of the district’s schools during school hours.
This year, the telethon will be available in high definition and will be streamed live on the Swift Fox Media YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/swiftfoxmedia. The link to the broadcast will also be available on both the district’s website at www.fcasd.edu and Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/foxchapelarea. Verizon FIOS cable customers will be able to see the telethon live on Channel 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. December 22 and Comcast customers will be able to see the telethon live on Channels 96 or 98. Anyone can watch the telethon any time after the live broadcast on the Swift Fox Media YouTube Channel.
The telethon is coordinated by the Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government and the digital media production students of the high school who plan and produce the event.
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia grants the wishes of children with critical medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy in 57 Pennsylvania counties and West Virginia. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has enriched the lives of children with critical medical conditions through its wish-granting work.
The students in the Fox Chapel Area School District have donated nearly $767,000 to various local and regional charities through their annual telethon over the last 27 years. The fundraising for Make-A-Wish this year is a return to the telethon’s roots as Make-A-Wish was the Fox Chapel Area High School Telethon’s first charity in 1990.