RCN Lehigh Valley to Host 36th Annual Dream Come True Telethon & Auction


For the 36th year, RCN Lehigh Valley is partnering with Dream Come True of the Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making dreams come true for children with severe, chronically and terminally ill children in the Greater Lehigh Valley region, for its annual Dream Come True Telethon and online auction. Bidding in the online auction at BiddingOwl.com/DreamComeTrue is now open. The telethon will air Monday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on RCN-TV 4 / HD 1004 in Lehigh Valley and channel 8 / HD 608 in Delaware County. Financial donations are accepted during fundraising by phone at 610-865-3475 and on the Dream Come True website. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic last year, the 35th annual event raised more than $ 109,000.

“We are proud to have been able to host a successful event last year despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, and this year is no different,” said Rayann Vasko, executive director of Dream Come True of Lehigh Valley. “Our partnership with RCN Lehigh Valley and the support of donors large and small in the region are essential to making the dreams of critically ill children in our community come true. “

The online auction hosted through BiddingOwl opened today and will run until 8:45 p.m. on December 6. Items offered by RCN’s network partners and local supporters on offer for the auction include Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro, a 4K Apple TV, Tokyo Olympics Mens and Womens Nike DriFit 1/2 zippers, a Kodak Luma 2350 portable smart video projector, Sonos One, Patagonia 55L Black Hole Duffel bags, two family packs of Lehigh Valley Phantoms tickets and more.

The Dream Come True Telethon has received crucial support from the Lehigh Valley community for many years, with commitments from long-standing donors such as Mopar Madness, Monkey Knife Fight Bicycle Ride and the Lehigh Valley region of the Antique Automobile. Club of America helping fund dreams. for eligible children.

The family of a young girl whose dream was made possible with funds raised at this event shared: to make her have the best trip possible. You don’t know how much this means to us and how much we will always cherish this trip.

The live television program is produced by RCN TV, the broadcast production arm of RCN. The evening is filled with inspiring entertainment including a performance by country music group October Rose, interviews with former Dream Come True recipients and dedicated community members, and more. Following the recent retirement of RCN TV’s sports director and broadcaster Gary Laubach, Chris Michael, RCN-TV’s director of sports and media services, will be the new emcee alongside the personality of the Scott Barr antenna.

“Our partnership with Dream Come True to ensure that the wishes of children with serious illness are fulfilled is one of our oldest commitments in the region, and we are committed to fulfilling it for years to come,” said Sanford Ames, Jr., Managing General of RCN Pennsylvania. “We are grateful to all of the organizations and individual contributors whose support for the 36th installment of this event has a significant, memorable and positive impact on local families in our community. “

RCN is an award-winning provider, offering high-speed Internet access with Gigabit speeds up to 940Mbps, gaming solutions, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video via the TiVo® experience, and more in Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown and surrounding communities in the Lehigh Valley and Delaware County.

To learn more about RCN and its services, please visit http://www.rcn.com. To access the online auction today, please visit BiddingOwl.com/DreamComeTrue.

About RCN

RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com and http://www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, digital TV and telephony services for consumers. individuals, small / medium and businesses. Company customers. As an eight-time recognized supplier, RCN has been recognized in several residential and commercial categories as part of PCMag’s Readers’ Choice Awards during the years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021. RCN has also been recognized by US News & World Report as the Best Profitable ISP in its Best Cable Internet Provider in the 2020 and 2021 rankings. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, which has earned it the highest ranking offered by Google. RCN is also a partner of Netflix Open Connect, ranking in the top rankings of the Netflix USA ISP Speed ​​Index in markets served by RCN. RCN’s affordable advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% US-based customer service. RCN’s primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York, Philadelphia (Delaware County), and Washington, DC.

About the dream come true

Dream Come True is a local, non-profit organization that makes the dreams of children living in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, between the ages of four and 17, diagnosed with serious, chronic and potentially fatal illness come true.

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