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Over $87,000 raised so far from 2020 UCP Telethon

Region 8 once again stepped up to the plate with a large amount of donations for the 2020 UCP...
Region 8 once again stepped up to the plate with a large amount of donations for the 2020 UCP Telethon.(KAIT)
Updated: Jan. 25, 2020 at 8:25 AM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Region 8 came together for the 2020 United Cerebral Palsy Telethon and once again stepped up to the plate with a large number of donations.

As of 8:15 p.m. Sunday, the donations totaled over $87,000.

Volunteers took time on Sunday to take your donations, and one volunteer said the response to the telethon is always positive.

“When we present our request, we usually get a good response because they know we’re going to use every dollar that we make to be put to good use,” Charlotte Eddington said.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin also volunteered Sunday and said it’s important to help raise awareness of the telethon to the youth in Region 8.

“I think our kids need it, and I think if you tell the story and do it right and tell them where the money is going, I think we’re going to see a great deal, I think we’ll break our goal,” Perrin said.

The UCP group serves those with disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, and genetic disorders.

For over 40 years, we have been broadcasting the UCP Telethon. The local chapter collects your donations to help those with CP live as they call it - a life without limits.

They offer a number of services from early intervention in infants to helping adults with CP live an independent life.

All the money this non-profit collects stays right here in Region 8.

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In 2019, Region 8 raised $104,770 during the telethon.

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