The generosity of the Maritime region has once again set a new record for the annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV, with donors pledging $6,580,266.71 in support of the IWK. The 34th live broadcast live from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John and Charlottetown took place in June. The Telethon is the IWK’s largest annual fundraiser and supports the most urgent priority needs of the IWK Health Centre. This year, donors to the Telethon purchased important pieces of equipment including a new perfusion cart for the IWK’s cardiac operating room. Approx 100 children from across Atlantic Canada have heart surgery at the IWK each year. Donations can still be made to the IWK Foundation by calling 1-800-595-2266 or visiting www.iwkfoundation.org.