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Over $100,000 raised during Wolfson Children’s Challenge Telethon

Matching funds will more than double your donation during telethon

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Throughout Tuesday evening, News4Jax hosted a telethon raising funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital to help the local hospital offer services and treatments to sick children.

Thanks to our generous viewers, $104,617 dollars were raised during the telethon. It exceeds the goal of $95,000!

All donations that we collected will be matched 125% -- that’s $1.25 for every dollar donated -- thanks to the Baptist Health Endowment.

Later this month, the 11th annual Wolfson Children’s Challenge will be Jan. 25 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

This year, the proceeds will be used to help convert an existing patient room on the oncology floor of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to an MIBG therapy room. This new room, the first of its kind in Florida, will give Wolfson Children’s the ability to offer the newest upfront treatment for children with neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor of childhood cancer.

Racers can sign up for the 55K Ultramarathon, 55K relay, 30K individual run or 1-mile fun run. Early bird registration ended Dec. 31. Registration will close Jan. 22.

The entry fee includes a runner’s bib, T-shirt and finisher medal. Finisher medals will be provided to everyone who crosses the finish line.

Every year, the event features 55 children, who share their inspiring stories, along with races for various levels of runners, fundraising opportunities and event-day family activities and entertainment.

To sign up or learn more about the races, go to wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com.