The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s 44th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over one point two eight million dollars, to be exact, $1,280,765 edging last year’s total of $1,202,646. The show in 2012 show raised the all time high at just over $1.33 million dollars.
Director of Donor Relations Dan Huggins expressed special thanks to everyone who had a hand in helping the REHAB raise the funds that go to support patients at facilities in Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona. Huggins said “We continue to be amazed and very grateful for the tremendous donor support the Center receives. Everyone’s generosity means we can continue serving those who need services, regardless of their financial situations.”
The five hour long live television show, which was broadcast into 10 television markets, featured country music star Morgan Frazier, formerly from Breckenridge, along with host Charlie Chase, Red Steagall, Bill and Susan Hayes, Brad Maule and Twyla Foreman.
The telethon’s Official Sponsor again this year was Suddenlink Communications. The Toteboard Sponsor was First Financial Bank. Aaron’sSales and Rental was the Check Presentation Sponsor, NTS Communications was the auction sponsor and Hilton Garden Inn was the host hotel.