For anyone that tuned in to watch the Kin Foundation TeleMiracle 43 fundraiser this past weekend, you may have noticed a few familiar faces taking to the stage.
Madilyn Christensen, a high school student from Martensville, recently organized a TeleMiracle Talent Night in the community with all proceeds from the event going towards TeleMiracle 43. Christensen performed a dance routine on the TeleMiracle stage that she did in honour of her role model, hero, billet brother and cousin; Humboldt Broncos Captain #20, Logan Schatz. Noting that Schatz was never shy to lend a hand for someone in need, Christensen did a beautiful dance that created a lump in the throats of all that were tuned in. In total, the hard work that Christensen did, along with the help from family and friends, raised an incredible $2215.00 for the Saskatchewan fundraiser.
Also taking to the stage to perform was The Ville Adult Tap Troupe, who did an amazing job of representing Martensville. The group also performed in Christensen’s Talent Night, and hosted their own TeleMiracle fundraiser which included a variety of exercise, craft and dance options. Additionally, the group has sold merchandise, held silent auctions, and provided snack boxes throughout the community with all proceeds going towards their TeleMiracle total.
One face that we have all come to expect to take the stage each year is Ray Kneeland of the OK Corral, who, along with help from his friends and family, works hard throughout the entire year in order to raise money for TeleMiracle. This year, the OK Corral donated a total of $27,867.37 for the fundraiser, and while on stage, Kneeland was presented with a ‘Friends of TeleMiracle’ award for his significant contribution and commitment to TeleMiracle and the people of Saskatchewan. Way to go Ray!
In total, TeleMiracle 43 raised $5,619,214, which will all be used within our province to assist people in acquiring necessary special needs equipment and access to medical treatment.