Lights! Camera! Action! On Wednesday, March 6, FOX40 television will host the Show Them Love telethon to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the hospital lobby will be transformed into the television set for the telethon (#ShowThemLove) organized to support the innovative pediatric specialty care that is the hallmark of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
News anchors will interview patients, parents, doctors and volunteers. Thousands of viewers in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas will discover what makes Shriners Hospitals for Children different from the rest. Volunteers will staff phone lines and viewers will show their love by calling to make a donation.
Hospital visitors and guests are invited to share in the events of the day. Local musicians will perform in the lobby during television breaks and there will be food and refreshments for all to enjoy.
The telethon is inspired by the generosity of the legendary rock band, Foreigner, who donated their 1984 hit song, “I Want to Know What Love Is” to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The new release of this song features Shriners Hospitals patients and a kids choir. All proceeds from the song, music video, and greatest hits live CD downloads benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Mick Jones composition I Want to Know What Love Is hit the top of the charts all over the world when it was released in 1984, and is FOREIGNER’s biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band’s best-known songs and is listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest songs of all time.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children has provided pediatric specialty care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals has treated more than 1.3 million children from more than 180 countries over the last 95 years.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, and is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. All care is provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
FOREIGNER is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, and the worldwide No. 1 hit, I Want to Know What Love Is. More than 40 years into the game, FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing. The band is consistently in the Top 20 on classic rock radio. As a result of the depth of the catalogue, the band gets more airplay at the format than Eric Clapton, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, U2, Bad Company and many of their peers.