JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 45th annual United Cerebral Palsy Telethon will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 from noon to 7 p.m. on the campus of Arkansas State University. The telethon can be seen on KAIT.
Last year, more than $95,000 was collected from phone donations. The telethon frequently collects nearly $100,000 per year.
Region 8 News personalities such as Craig Rickert, Diana Davis, Amanda Hanson, Blake Guinn and Justin Logan will host the event, which will include panelists from around Region 8. Each panelist will accept donations over the phone.
According to the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy patients are usually diagnosed in the early years of a person's life. Patients normally have difficulties with movement.
"Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth," according to the Mayo Clinic.
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