On Wednesday, April 9, “RTN’s 7th Annual Telethon” will air from 7 p.m.-midnight on Rowan University’s Channel 5. Additionally, it will stream live worldwide at www.rtntelethon.com.
They’ve been working on the project for the past six months and the broadcast is getting very close. The Rowan student-produced telethon raises money for Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. and is produced exclusively by Rowan students.
The five-hour broadcast will feature interviews with families and staff members from the house, musical guests, videos concerning the organization, skits and even an appearance by Ronald McDonald himself.
RTN Telethon also has an official Instagram and Twitter. Students and viewers will live tweet during the broadcast using the hash tags #RTNTeleton and #RowanProud.
While donations will be accepted online, phone bank operators will be standing by to accept pledges during the broadcast at (856) 347-0786
RTN is looking to raise $6,500 for the house and the students have seen firsthand how the organization benefits children and their families. In the past, the annual RTN Telethon has raised more than $13,000 combined for organizations like Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the Make-A-Wish-Foundation and the Waves for Water Restore the Shore Project.