RCN Lehigh Valley to Host 33rd Annual Dream Come True Telethon and Auction on December 3

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Award-winning cable and internet service provider to host live TV program and online auction to raise funds for ill children

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RCN Lehigh Valley, an award-winning high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services provider, is teaming up with Dream Come True, a non-profit dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, for its 33rd Annual Dream Come True Telethon and online auction.

Dream Come True will once again partner with RCN to produce and broadcast the Dream Come True Telethon which raises vital funds for the organization. Last year, the auction raised over $100,000.

RCN will air the program live on RCN TV (channel 4, HD 1004) on December 3, from 6 - 9 p.m., broadcasting from RCN’s TV studio in Bath, PA. This year’s hosts include RCN TV Sports Director and broadcaster, Gary Laubach; and RCN TV broadcasters Scott Barr and Devon Almonte, for a night of heartwarming entertainment including interviews with former dream recipients and involved community members.

The live online auction, which opened on November 19, features unique items such as autographed baseballs, 76ers tickets and more, donated by RCN’s partners and local supporters including HBO, iHeartMedia, Lehigh Valley Style and The Morning Call. Those interested in participating ahead of time can review items and make bids online through 8:30 p.m. on December 3.

“Dream Come True’s continued service of the Lehigh Valley community is one that mirrors RCN’s own efforts to give back and support our neighbors. It has been a privilege to continue our 33-year partnership with this organization and to help local children in any way we can,” said Sanford Ames Jr., general manager of RCN Lehigh Valley.

Rayann Vasko, executive director at Dream Come True, said: “As a non-profit, volunteer organization, we are so thankful for the continued support from our friends in the Lehigh Valley community. Our longstanding partnership with RCN is one that has helped the Telethon, our largest event, continue to exceed expectations year after year. We look forward to once again surpassing our fundraising goals and making dreams come true for the children of our community with help from our partners at RCN.”

RCN provides high-speed internet, TV and phone services to residents of the Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown and surrounding communities. To learn more about RCN and its services, please visit http://www.rcn.com.

About RCN
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com and http://www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.

About Dream Come True
Dream Come True is a local nonprofit organization that fulfills dreams for children who are living in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, between the ages of four and 17 and are diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-threatening illness.

RCN media contact:
Jackie Fraser

Dream Come True media contact:
Rayann Vasko
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