Thank you. Those are the first words that come to mind when I think about the generous support of our community and the difference that we’ve been able to make in the lives of children throughout Iowa for more than 40 years. Since the inception of the Telethon in 1975, Variety has raised more than $113 million, which has directly impacted organizations and children in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. This year we’re doing even more. Through our statewide Variety grants, we offer funding to organizations providing specialized equipment for life-saving measures for infants and children of all ages, programming that helps children make positive choices, as well as basic necessities for children. Our Variety Vans transport hundreds of children each day to activities, playgrounds and recreational opportunities. And, our Kids on the Go Program gives bicycles, helmets and locks to children who’ve never owned a bike, as well as specialized bikes to children who live with special needs. This year, we’re proud to announce the expansion of the specialized bike program to include gait trainers, standers, specialized strollers, specialized car seats and more, to enable more children to experience the freedom to explore, engage and play. Our mission is simple. And we invite you to help us accomplish it. Join us in sharing your gifts so that children in Iowa can reach their full potential. On behalf of the children and families who are touched by Variety, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports and assists us, as together, we achieve amazing results. Sheri McMichael Executive Director A Message From Our Executive Director.... 2