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'Televent' helps raise more than $82,000 for KED

On Wednesday, 2 On Your Side and Kids Escaping Drugs teamed up for a fall televent to raise money for KED

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Wednesday, 2 On Your Side and Kids Escaping Drugs teamed up for a fall televent to raise money for KED and share important information for families and share stories of hope and perseverance.

September is National Recovery Month and a time to celebrate those in recovery and promote awareness of the dangers of substance abuse. Kids Escaping Drugs is dedicated to ending the drug epidemic in Western New York through community outreach, education and early intervention.

Wednesday's event raised a total of $82,570 with call-in pledges and check presentations. 

If you didn't catch the televent, there are still ways to donate. 

The first person to donate $1,000 can pick their choice of a signed jersey of Stefan Diggs OR Dawson Knox.

You can also donate online by visiting KED.org or call (716) 822-2220.

If you know of someone in need of help, you can contact their crisis line at (716) 827-9462.

For more information about early intervention programs visit KED.org

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