My Room Telethon raises over $2 million to help kids with cancer in Victoria
Channel Nine’s Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon, proudly presented by The Lott, has raised more than $2 million for kids with cancer and their families across Victoria.
Held on Friday 23 October, the annual telethon was hosted by the Footy Show during its AFL Grand Final eve show to raise much needed funds for My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.
A total of $2,265,835 was raised, with this money to fund research, clinical care and family support aimed at improving the quality of life for children with cancer. My Room has raised over $20 million during the past 25 years.
My Room Chairman Maurizio Marcocci said he thanked everyone for their support.
“In a year like no other, and despite the challenges that so many people are facing, we were blown away by the level of support which culminated in the extraordinary total raised,” he said.
“The record-breaking amount of $2,265,835 could not have been possible without the generosity of our loyal business networks, pro bono partners, corporate donors, My Room ambassadors and the amazing team at Nine, including the talent who have given My Room Children’s Cancer Charity a voice.
“Most importantly, a big thank you to the public for their generosity, and to the bravery of the patients who told their stories from Monash Hospital – it is for them that we continue to work towards a 100% cure rate.
“We will now forge forward to ensure that we get this money where it is needed. The children will get the best treatment they deserve in this country, as well as supporting them on their journey.
“Together we are definitely making a difference.”