Shodair Children's Hospital will be hosting a live telethon Saturday from the hospital in Helena featuring KPAX-TV Weatherman Russ Thomas from Missoula. Director of Community Relations and Marketing for Shodair Children's Hospital Anastasia Burton says the live event will be broadcast over all the MTN television stations across the state.

Burton says the hospital donates over $5 million dollars of health care a year for needy families, and never turns a child away because of lack of funds, so the telethon is extremely important in helping the hospital stay open to serve Montana's children. To donate during the telethon, please call 1-800-798-9339, or donate anytime on-line at www.shodair.org. Hear Anastasia Burton's comments by clicking below.