Charity Partner Spotlight: Blank Children's Hospital

Blank Children’s Hospital was there for Lydia every step of the way: from graduating from the Variety NICU to being diagnosed with leukemia.

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50 Years of Miracles

For 50 years, Iowans have contributed their time, talent, & hearts to the Variety Telethon and have collectively raised over $134 million.

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Variety Telethon Campaign

In 1975, four businessmen came up with a plan to raise funds to help Iowa's children - 50 years later, their impact is still felt on children in Iowa.

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Upcoming Events

50th Telethon

03/02/24

50 years of miracles.  Since 1975, Iowans have joined together to contribute their time, talent,...

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The Red Party Presented by NCMIC

03/02/24

While we are not holding a traditional telethon, but we will be hosting a RED PARTY on March 2nd t...

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Spirits of Spring

04/11/24

Planting hope, one child at a time! Join us for a night out at the beautiful Epic Event Center and...

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Latest News

40th Telethon

02/23/24

The 40th Telethon in 2014 was one of the first Telethons that included specialized mobility presentations! During that weekend Variety presented ten…

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30 Years of Telethon

02/16/24

2004 commemorated the 30th Variety Telethon, which raised an impressive $3.8 million and surpassed a total of $60 million raised since the first…

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Dedicated to helping children throughout Iowa

Variety's 49th Annual Telethon Spotlight