Saskatchewan's charity has Saskatchewan to thank for a Telemiracle that will never be forgotten.
2018 will now be known as the most successful Telemiracle in history, with $7,151,256 being raised in 20 hours.
The previous record of $5,906,229 (2012) was surpassed by 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon with two hours to spare. Not only was Telemiracle 42 the first one to ever raise at least $6 million, it is the first to eclipse the $7 million mark.
"So many people are going to be helped by this $7 million," stated Susan Colbow, member of the Estevan Kinette Club and the Chairperson of Telemiracle 42. "Organizations, hospitals, and individuals that are going to be helped with travel, meals, accommodations, equipment...there's so much that will be done with this $7.1 million next year."
Generosity from across Saskatchewan poured in since Saturday night, with two separate bequeathments of over $1 million helping push the total to new heights.
Every penny raised by Telemiracle each year stays in Saskatchewan. For Colbow, who will hand over the title of Chairperson to Scott Lamb of Swift Current for next year, there is only one way to state how how grateful she is for everyone's support.
"Thank you to everyone in Saskatchewan who helped make this a miracle!"