Belize City – June 27, 2012 – The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow and CARE-Belize are hosting a telethon on Saturday, June, 30th, 2012 in the hopes of raising $1,000,000 towards the construction of the Inspiration Center. The Inspiration Center is a rehabilitation center to be located at 1.5 mile on the Western Highway. It will offer basic medical care and various therapies to children with special needs and serve as a community center with after-school classes for children from the surrounding communities.
The center is estimated to cost 3 million Belize dollars and Mrs. Barrow and CARE-Belize are looking to raise one million of that through the Inspiration Telethon. The telethon will run from 8am to 6pm from the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts and will be simulcast on local TV and radio as well as streamed on the internet.
Belizeans both at home and abroad will have various means through which they can donate to this important cause including by cash, depositing to the center’s bank account, through texting, billing pledges to their BTL and BWS accounts, credit card or even buying Inspiration Center T-shirts and hats. Nine booths will be set up across the country, including Placencia and San Pedro (At the Lion’s Den), where citizens can go to donate or buy the promotional items. On Saturday, both SMART and BTL customers will be able to access the telethon’s hotline 0-800-INSPIRE (467-7473), while international audience can dial 501-227-WISH (9497).
Residents are being invited to tune into the broadcast and/or come out to the Bliss to watch the show in person. Belizean artists will be performing all day long, special guest and volunteer phone operators will be stopping by, and we will be showcasing educational videos on the center and highlighting the plight and achievements of children and adults with disabilities. The Inspiration Telethon is being sponsored by Belize Telemedia Limited, NICH, SMART, McNab
Designs, Love FM, Love TV, Government Press Office and Belize Water Services. It is supported by Demor’s Décor, PKF Belize, Channel 7, Wave Radio, Wave TV, Plus TV, Channel 5, The Reporter Newspaper, Krem TV, Krem Radio, The Guardian Newspaper, Belizean to the Bone and Baymen Broadcasting Network, Channel 9.
For Further Information Contact:
Kendra Griffith, Program Coordinator or Mr. Evan Cowo
Special Envoy for Women and Children