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37th Telethon to air June 7 – 10







The 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon benefitting Penn State Health Children’s Hospital will air Monday, June 7 through Thursday, June 10 on WGAL8. Telethon segments highlighting stories of children who have received life-saving care at the Children’s Hospital will air throughout the week on WGAL’s regular programming followed by a finale special on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Gifts will support equipment, programs and research.

Telethon viewers will be encouraged to make a donation online at or Donors who would like to give by phone may contact the CMN office at 717-531-6606 or mail their donation to CMN, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.

This year’s telethon is presented by The GIANT Company, which will be matching gifts during portions of the event along with Johnson Controls, The Hershey Company, Highmark, Donegal Insurance Group, Delta Development Group and PSECU.

A few of the children who will be featured during telethon include:

  • 5-year-old Joella Migliori of Lewisberry, who has VACTERL Association and other conditions. She needed 15 surgeries before she was six months old. Joella designed this year’s telethon t-shirt, which will be given to donors who pledge $35 monthly. Universal Media-Analytics sponsored this year’s shirt.
  • 7-year-old Gannon Kupko, Jr. of York Haven, who was born 12 weeks early, receives ongoing care including aquatic therapy.