$1,400,579 raised during 65th Annual CP Telethon

Published: Mar. 1, 2019 at 6:11 AM CST
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The 65th CP Telethon has come to a close here at WBAY. The country's longest-running local telethon had a fresh lineup of entertainment and powerful stories of hope shared from families helped by CP in Green Bay. This year's host was Charlie Berens of "Manitowoc Minute" fame.

On Saturday, the telethon raised $158,723.

On Sunday, the total came out to $1,400,579

In 2018, the telethon raised a record-breaking $1,426,667 for CP. Although we did not break last year's record, we are so grateful for everyone's generosity and all of the volunteers. All of your hard work and dedication will go a long way.

Proceeds support CP's services. They include therapy, adult day services, childcare and the aquatic center.

"This means everything to CP,” Executive Director Jon Syndergaard said. “So this being our single busiest fundraiser of the year, if we're not successful at our annual telethon then that means that we will have do something different in terms of operation."

"Our community has come out to support us year after year after year,” Director of Marketing and Communications Kristen Paquet said. “It’s the 65th year and that keeps us going.”

Entertainment included Let Me Be Frank Productions, Johnny Wad, Separate Ways, N.E.W. Piano Guys, Blake Matthews, Annex and 7000 Apart.

"We consider ourselves a community resource, that really we are open to anybody that needs our help. Not everybody may have cause to use our services in the future, but everybody can rally around the human spirit, and that's really what CP is about," Paquet said.

Now that the big day is over Syndergaard said next year's telethon is already in the works.