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Children’s Center to be Featured on MDA Telethon

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 2:12 pm / September 3, 2009

The Boise State Children’s Center will be featured on the KIVI Channel 6 MDA Telethon on Sept. 7 during the 3:25-4:55 p.m. segment.

In April, the Children’s Center participated in the MDA’s annual Hop-A-Thon and raised a little more than $1,400 — the largest amount of money out of all of the child care centers that participated. The national program offers a weeklong disability awareness lesson plan, and hands-on activities for children with books, a video and other free educational materials.

Children were sponsored at either a flat rate or a pledged amount per hop. Parents helped count the number of hops, helped the children make frog and rabbit puppets and supervised children hopping on a mini trampoline. Video of the event will be shown along with a live interview with Melinda Butkus, assistant director of the Children’s Center.