Heart Telethon raises thousands for Heart Association

By Cindy McNicholl

The WKTV/Bassett Healthcare Heart Telethon raised an unofficial total of $68,805 in phone pledges and corporate sponsorship during its 8 hours on the air.  The money from this total is added to the funds raised by America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk.

The Telethon's coverage included the live prize drawings for the 2 of Hearts Drawing, as well as interviews and live shots of participants both inside Utica College's gym and outside along the course.

The coverage concludes Monday with the announcement of the winners of a 50" Plasma TV /32" LCD TV bundle from Big Apple Music and a pair of diamond earrings from Engelbert's Jewelers.