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Variety Club Telethon raises more than $1 million over 2 days

More than $500,000 was raised during Saturday night's broadcast. The telethon continued on Sunday on WBBZ-TV.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than $1 million was raised during the 58th annual Variety Kids Telethon, which was held Saturday and Sunday.

More than $500,000 was raised during Saturday night's five-hour broadcast on Channel 2, where viewers could watch as the group raised money to help children in need all over Western New York.

The Variety Kids Telethon wrapped up Sunday night on WBBZ, with the weekend total climbing to more than $1 million.

This year's Variety Club Celebrity Child was Emmy Fay.

Emmy rushed into this world on November 17, 2015. She was nine weeks early and a tiny little thing, weighing just 3 pounds, 4 ounces. 

At first, home was the NICU at Children's Hospital. Then on January 4 of 2016, she was big enough and strong enough to join her mom and dad at home in Lancaster.

Ever since, she's been working on getting bigger and stronger with the help of her mom and dad and her doctors.

Emmy and the whole Fay family have been doing a lot of running around these days as the 2020 Variety Club Telethon's Celebrity Family.

If you missed the telethon, you can also donate online: https://varietybuffalo.org/ 

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