People in Saskatoon are gearing up for Telemiracle 41 Saturday night.
This past week more than 60 performers have been getting ready for the big show.
One of those performers is musician Jeffrey Straker, who’s excited to be back again this year.
Straker told the CJME Morning Show this past week he was visiting businesses in Regina who have donated to say thank you for their generosity.
“Most importantly we’ve been visiting people who’ve benefited for the funds,” said Straker.
“It’s so incredible and really heartwarming to see all of the work that the money from the Telemiricle has earned and all the work that it does.”
In the past year over 600 applicants received funding. All of the money raised stays in the province.
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Country Singer Brad Johner joined David Kirton on Saskatchewan Afternoon to talk about the fundraiser and said the money doesn’t just go to ‘big ticket’ items.
Johner added the money is important for families who have to get their kids to Edmonton for medical treatment.
“”Moms got to quit her job, or dad has to quit his job,” he said. They have to travel, expenses, hotel, food it’s not always just the big things it’s the small things too.”
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Both Straker and Johner said that the event is a lot of fun and that a lot of work goes into it. The show will be held at TCU Place, kicking off at 9 p.m.
“There’s an energy in the room that’s just fun, you see stuff off camera that you don’t necessarily see,” said Johner.
Last year Telemiricle raised $5.2 million in 21 hours.
The highest the event has ever received in donations was back in 2012 where $5.9 million dollars was raised.