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Celebration Weekend 2012 totals announced


DANVILLE – Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebration Weekend Sunday evening with $2,215,772 raised for Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.

The total was announced at the close of the annual celebration broadcast, which serves as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.

The Wilkes-Barre broadcast, airing on WYOU, collected $1,463,631 From corporate sponsors, community and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Johnstown-Altoona broadcast on WTAJ garnered a total of $658,167, while the Binghamton, N.Y., broadcast on WBNG tallied $93,974.

Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment.

“We are delighted with the support we continue to receive from the community and our generous sponsors. In past 29 years, we have been able to raise more than $48 million to help thousands of children throughout the state,” says Michael Ryan, D.O., Chairman of Janet Weis Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “We thank all of our supporters for continuing to be a part of our efforts.”