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Variety Kids Telethon raises more than $1 million

The 55th annual Variety Kids Telethon, a 12-hour fundraiser Sunday to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital and other local charities, raised $1,025,777 – bettering last year’s total of $1,010,131, the Variety Club of Buffalo & Western New York reported.

The longest-running telethon in the nation was broadcast for the first time from the Seneca Events Center in Niagara Falls and was live on WKBW-TV, Channel 7.

Highlights included a performance by the Buffalo rock band the Goo Goo Dolls and the announcement of a donation from beloved former WKBW news anchor Irv Weinstein, who lives in a retirement community in California.

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