Prairie du Chien telethon benefitting cardiovascular and cancer research marks 43rd year

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Since 1976, the Eagles Club Aerie 1502 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin has held a Heart and Cancer Telethon to raise funding for research. 

Money raised at the community event is donated to the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the UW Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine, Gundersen Cancer Center, and Mayo Clinic Cardiology Center. To date, the total amount raised by the past 42 telethons is $852,285. 

This year's telethon was held on January 27, 2018, and the organization announced that it raised nearly $50,000 - a new record. 

"The part of this that makes the entire telethon so special — from the viewer to the contributor to the participant — is that every little bit makes a difference from our little corner of the world," said telethon co-host Tom Nelson. 

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is honored and grateful for the support of Eagles Club Aerie 1502. Funds raised by this effort enable our cardiovascular researchers to pursue research to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond.