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Make-A-Wish Telethon Raises More Than $37,000!

Fox Chapel Area School District students held their 28th annual telethon Friday, December 22, 2017, and raised more than $37,000! This year’s total brings the money raised by Fox Chapel Area students to more than $804,000 over the last 28 years for various local and regional charities.

The telethon raised money for Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and involved 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 also participated in the telethon benefitting Make-A-Wish by making donations during the live event. The telethon was 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.

This year, the telethon was available in high definition and was streamed live on the Swift Fox Media YouTube channel. Following the live broadcast, the telethon can be viewed through the Swift Fox Media YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/swiftfoxmedia. The telethon was also aired live through Verizon FIOS and Comcast.

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 more than $804,000 to various local and regional charities through their annual telethon over the last 28 years. The fundraising for Make-A-Wish this year was a return to the telethon’s roots as Make-A-Wish was the Fox Chapel Area High School Telethon’s first charity in 1990.