Record support for 34th annual IWK Telethon for Children

Maritimers have set a new record for the annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV, with $6.5 million pledged.

The show wrapped up for the 34th time last night after broadcasting live from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John, and Charlottetown this weekend.

This year, donors to the Telethon purchased important pieces of equipment including a new perfusion cart for the IWK's cardiac operating room, which will help replace the function of the heart and lungs during a cardiac procedure.

Approximately 100 children from across Atlantic Canada have heart surgery at the IWK each year.

(This radio station is owned and operated by Bell Media)