Maritimers pledge record-breaking $6.4 million during 33rd annual IWK Telethon

The 33rd annual IWK Telethon for Children saw maritimers pledge a record-breaking $6.4 million this weekend. 

The show wrapped up Sunday evening after broadcasting live on CTV Atlantic from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John and Charlottetown.

The telethon is the IWK's largest annual fundraiser, and the IWK Foundation says this year the donors purchased important pieces of equipment including new recliner chairs for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). 

President & CEO of the IWK Foundation Jennifer Gill-i-van says the telethon shows just how much the Maritime community cares about the children and women in the region and helping them recieve the best possible health care.