Over 1.3 million dollars is what West Texas Rehab Center raised at last year’s telethon. This year they are kicking off the season expecting an even bigger turnout!
Chief Operating Officer For WTRC, Scott Jameson, says, “the fundraising used to cover a small percentage. Now, it covers over 30-35% of every patients dollar that comes through the door.”
With all three locations participating, including Abilene, Ozona, and San Angelo, the money raised allows them to buy new equipment, hire great staff, and most importantly, help patients.
“It allows us to provide the highest level of care and every decision for your healthcare based on your health care needs and not your financial situation,” says Jameson.
Other than patients and smaller equipment, other donations can go to a playground such as this one.
“It is really humbling and incredible to see the outpouring of support,” says Jameson.
Local businesses have contributed over 500 items for the live auction.
“We have more auction items and more activity going on in the history of the organization,” says Jameson.
Activities include a variety of musical guests, like Ricky Skaggs and Runaway June, as well as local guest speakers.
“But you’re also going to see our patients. You’re going to see people up there telling their story,” says Jameson.
The show is five hours long, so if you come with kids, the rehab center has you covered on all sorts of entertainment.
“There is a huge kids area there is a huge kids area, there is a carnival circus themed going on so it’s a big night,” says Jameson.
If you can’t make it to Abilene, you can even participate at home.
“There is an app on your phone called Handbid and if you download the app, you can put REHAB2019 in and you’ll see our auction there or you can go to our website at WestTexasRehab.org and take part in the live auction,” says Jameson.
To make pledges, you can call: 877-437-3120.
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