Christmas Free Care Fund Benefit Show in July raises a total of $ 54,000 for families at UPMC Children’s Hospital – CBS Pittsburgh


By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – We asked for your help and you did!

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On Thursday, we hosted our Christmas Benefit Show in July for the UPMC Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund.

The Free Care Fund, which was established when the hospital opened in 1890, ensures that no child is denied medical care.

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While the Free Care Fund campaign runs throughout the year, the Christmas event in July is when we step up a gear.

Thanks to your generous donations, we have raised over $ 29,000 and, as promised, local company Ansys will match the first $ 25,000. So in total, it’s over $ 54,000.

Last year we raised just over $ 18,000 over Christmas in July, so this number is just amazing.

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The generosity of the people of Pittsburgh, and even some PTL viewers in other parts of the country, never ceases to amaze us!

All of us at KDKA and the UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh are all very grateful to you for making this success such a great success.

A special thank you to our match partner, Ansys and our junior co-host Kyree Beachem, as well as all the doctors and nurses at the children’s hospital.

The 68th Annual KDKA-UPMC Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Benefit Show is scheduled for December 16th, so mark it on your calendars and join us then.

We hope this year will be the year we hit the $ 2 million mark, all to help The Children’s patients and their families!

We can’t do this without you, so thank you all again!

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You can donate to the Free Care Fund year round online. Visit this link.

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