This year’s telethon seeks to collect $1 million

From 9 p.m. Thursday until Sunday night the 2011 Teletón  will be seeking donations for neonatal sections of two hospitals.

This is the annual event put on by the Club Activo 20-30 of San José. This year the goal is 550 million colons or just slightly more than $1 million.

Beneficiaries will be the neonatal and intensive care units of the Hospital Nacional de Niños in San José and the neonatal section of the Hospital Monseñor Sanabria in Puntarenas.

The telethon will take place in the Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, but television channels will cover many of the amateur and professional acts that are on the program. International artists will be participating. The telethon also will be available on the Internet.

The club noted in a release that other hospitals will benefit, too, including Hospital Dr. Escalante Pradilla in Pérez Zeledón.

The group Fusión Juvenil is organizing a mini-telethon in that community to take place at the same time in the Parque Central.

More information is available on the club’s telethon Web page.

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