Spring is around the corner and so is the Easter Seals Annual Telethon. Once again, News Channel 5 in Weslaco will host the Telethon on Saturday, April 10, noon to 5 p.m.

The Telethon theme this year will be dedicated to all those who have been part of the Easter Seals family and would like to share their story. The stories will be told through pictures and set to “songs of hope.” Local musicians have written original music that will air for the first time during the Telethon.

The theme — ‘EASTER SEALS ROCKS’ will keep the Telethon ‘rocking’ along but we need you to call in your pledges to help Easter Seals continue to provide support for the hundreds of families needing it so badly in the Rio Grande Valley.

There are still sponsorship opportunities that include a 30-minute segment for $3,000 or a one-hour segment for $6,000. This includes sponsor’s choice of 12 representatives to man the phone bank during their segment. Please call TODAY to make a BIG difference and make your community a better place to live, learn, work and play. Easter Seals office #: 956-631-9171.

Individual, business or group donations of $500 or more will be invited to participate in an “on-air” check presentation. This is an opportunity to conduct pre-Telethon fundraising and use Telethon as a goal.

There is no better time to show your support for Easter Seals than during Telethon. Easter Seals is challenging you to focus on a positive effort and demonstrate that ‘in difficult times, great organizations, with great people, can do great things. The dollars you raise stay in the Valley to create disability solutions that change the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Sponsors for the 2010 Telethon are: Trappings, HEB, Security First Federal Credit Union, Lone Star National Bank, Bert Ogden Rio Grande Valley and News Channgel 5.

“We challenge you to join us and give independence a chance for those living with a disability.”