Ottawa Senators Foundation

Ottawa Senators Foundation

February 27, 2009 09:01 ET

Sens Foundation Telethon for Roger's House set for Tuesday, March 3

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) - The Sens Foundation announced today details for its Roger's House Telethon, presented by the OutCare Foundation, on Tuesday, March 3, in conjunction with the Rogers Sportsnet's broadcast of the Senators home game against the Calgary Flames.

Telethon start time: The telethon will air Tuesday, March 3, starting at 6:30 p.m., one hour before the Senators/Flames game. There will be updates during the game and intermissions.

Broadcast: The game, as well as the telethon, will be broadcast on the Rogers Sportsnet network throughout eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The broadcast will also feature stories of families who have received palliative care at Roger's House.

Hosts: Rob Faulds of Rogers Sportsnet and Leanne Cusack of CTV Ottawa.

Donations to the telethon can be made by:

- Phone: Toll-free at 1-877-78-ROGER (76437) and #SENS (7367) on any Bell Mobility cellular telephone.

- Online: Visit www.sensfoundation.com.

- Mail to: Roger's House Telethon, c/o Sens Foundation, 1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata, Ont., K2V 1A5 - cheques payable to: "Roger's House".

All-star photo: Each person donating $100 or more will receive a telethon-exclusive 8"x10" group photo of Dany Heatley, Mike Fisher, Daniel Alfredsson, and Jason Spezza.

Roger's all-star team monthly donation plan: Monthly credit card donations for Roger's House are now possible. All monthly donations of $25 or more over twelve months will join Roger's all-star team and receive a photo and caricature of Roger Neilson.

Guests: Special telethon guests will include Roy Mlakar, president and CEO of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club; wives and girlfriends of Senators players; representatives from Roger's House and more special guests.

Roger's House, the charity of choice of the Sens Foundation, provides a comprehensive pediatric respite and palliative care program with elements of outreach, residential hospice, pain and symptom management; grief and bereavement counselling, and research. Since opening its doors in May 2006, Roger's House has had more than 606 admissions. Children and youth are invited to come to Roger's House for support, care and assessment by the specialized team of medical professionals. Immediate family can stay to receive support and education in relation to their child's progressive illness. The goal of the stay is to foster the quality of family life.

Contact Information

  • Phil Legault, 613-599-0327
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289
    Chris Moore, 613-599-0326