The Ronald McDonald House Charities Phone Bank, a five-hour on-air fund-raiser, took in nearly $1 million Tuesday to benefit programs supporting children's health and well-being.
The five-hour event, telecast on CBS3 and CW57, raised $969,384 from viewers and corporate sponsors, officials said, eclipsing last year's total of $610,350. It was hosted by news anchors Susan Barnett and Chris May, with appearances by on-air personalities from the two TV channels and the region's CBS Radio stations.
Proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region. - Staff report