Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Hosting 21st Annual Telethon Saturday

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Telethon airs on Saturday, from 7-11 p.m. on WTVC, News Channel 9 hosted at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. In an act of continued support of RMHC of Greater Chattanooga, the Tennessee La-Z-Boy manufacturing facility will host their “Build-A-Chair” event during the telethon.   

La-Z-Boy will have craftsmen live on air build a recliner piece-by-piece valued at $999 to auction off. They will also bring a sofa valued at $1,419 to auction off.  All proceeds will be going to RMHC of Greater Chattanooga.

The telethon is a four-hour prime time telecast on WTVC-NewsChannel 9. It is part of RMHC of Greater Chattanooga’s annual Share-A-Night campaign, which encourages donations in $55 increments to help pay for a family’s night stay.  Families are asked to make a $10 donation to help offset a portion of the expenses; however, 70 percent of the families are unable to afford the nominal contribution. No family is ever turned away for their inability to make the requested donation.  

The average family stay is two weeks. Share-A-Night contributions make it possible for families to stay at Ronald McDonald House regardless of their financial situation.

The Telethon will include stories of local families, volunteers and businesses motivating the public to believe in the organization’s mission of serving families with critically ill and injured children. Follow #CHAtelethon and #RMHC throughout the event. To find out more, call 778-4300 or visit

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