TV charity fund-raiser raises nearly $1 million

Posted: March 20, 2012

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

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