Variety's 48th Annual Show of Hearts Telethon

January 25th and 26th on Global BC

BURNABY, BC, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On January 25th and 26th, British Columbians have the chance to show their hearts to children with special needs. Variety – The Children's Charity 's 48th annual Show of Hearts Telethon returns to the air on Global BC on Jan. 25 at 7pm to January 26 at 5:30pm. Donations can be made by calling 310-KIDS or online at variety.bc.ca.

 "The Telethon is our signature fundraiser," says Bernice Scholten, Executive Director of Variety. "Once a year we ask viewers to invite us into their living rooms to see firsthand the impact their donations make and ask them to support children who have special needs."

In 2013, Variety provided grants to 1,277 families and 32 organizations offering specialized programs and services to children.

SOURCE Variety - The Children's Charity

For further information: To arrange for an interview with a Global host or a Variety spokesperson, please contact: Media Contact: Bonnie Allan, Bridge Communications, T 604-739-3120, C 604-218-9525, bonnie@bridgecommunications.ca