Our Telethon is a celebrated Western New York tradition, and every year, Western New Yorkers and others from all over the region come through for the kids of Variety. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those associated with making this Telethon a success, year after year.

Firstly, Thank You to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, the new home of the Variety Kids Telethon. Your hospitality has been unmatched, and we look forward to many years of friendship, camaraderie and Telethons!

Secondly, Thank You to the entire staff of WKBW-TV Channel 7 and to the team at Eyewitness News, the television home of the Variety Kids Telethon for 54 years. We would not be able to do all of the good for our kids without your dedicated help and support! We also would like to thank our other media sponsors, Ted Shredd and Tom Ragan from 103.3 The Edge and Dave “DJ Jickster from 97 ROCK, as well as our many corporate sponsors and community partners, for their generosity and support. And a big Thank You to our National Cast talent, The Scintas, Terry Buchwald, and Kimera Lattimore, for entertaining and supporting us all! 

To our Honorary Chairman, Mr. Joe Sahlen, and his entire family, we are grateful for your enthusiastic participation and support. The kids of Variety cannot thank you enough for your generosity, your graciousness and your time!

Thank You so much to all of the volunteers who work tirelessly all through the year to make this event happen. From those on screen to all of those behind the scenes and in the wings, as well as our board of directors and our office staff, the Kids of Variety are truly thankful for all of your hard work all year long.

Finally, and most importantly, Thank You Western New York!! It is because of you, our supporters and viewers who tune into the Telethon every year and donate, that we are able to raise over $1 Million dollars to help better the lives of Variety’s Kids. The community of Western New York and others throughout the region are the backbone of Variety, and it is because of you that we have our treasured Telethon and continue to make such a positive impact on children in Western New York. THANK YOU!!

Mark your calendar for the 56th Annual Variety Kids Telethon on March 4th, 2018!