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7:31 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Telethon raises another million in its 50th year

A Western New York charitable tradition is proclaiming success again this year as the Variety Club Telethon raised over $1.2 million.

The live 12-hour broadcast on local station WKBW-TV marked the 50th anniversary for the telethon  which now boasts donations exceeding  $44 million  over the last half century.

Farnham native and singer Clint Holmes was among the headliners at this year's event which also included a reunion of Channel Seven's iconic news team of Rick Azar, Tom Jolls and Irv Weinstein.

The proceeds benefit Women and Children's Hospital and other charities.