A World of Smiles Telethon Raises $335,000 for BC Children’s Hospital

Shaw Communications, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and members of British Columbia’s South Asian community organised –A World of Smiles– telethon on May 26 that raised $335,693 for BC Children’s Hospital.

These Funds will benefit BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute, supporting research, equipment and clinical care needs at the facilities. Each year, more than 81,000 children and their families from across the province visit BC Children’s Hospital for highly specialized care.

Hosted from Shaw’s Coal Harbour studios in Vancouver, A World of Smiles telethon was aired on the Shaw Multicultural Channel in Metro Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler and carried on local Shaw TV stations throughout British Columbia and on Shaw Direct channel 299. The telethon featured homegrown music and dance performances, local celebrity guest appearances and the inspiring stories of youth and their experiences at BC Children’s Hospital.

“Giving back to and making a difference in the communities we live in is part of who Shaw is as a company. We are proud to support the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation through A World of Smiles telethon,” said Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. “This year, in the Telethon’s 15th year, we are once again overwhelmed by the generosity of British Columbians and their support for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.”