YORKTON - When Telemiracle takes to the stage again in the new year Yorkton’s Jackie Guy will be among the performers.
“This is my first time performing on Telemiracle,” she told Yorkton This Week.
Guy said being part of the annual fundraiser was something she wanted to do because she recognized the good things the money provides.
“As a physiotherapist I have seen first hand the needs of people that come through the hospitals, the schools and the communities,” she said. “Helping to raise money to support those in need and provide a little freedom for those with disabilities is important to me.”
Those needs hit closer to home for Guy too.
“Growing up with an older sister with special needs, I was able to see first hand the limitations placed on families that don’t have the financial resources to attend places for therapy and medical treatments,” she said. “Not only is it difficult to go places but purchasing home equipment also becomes another family burden.”
Guy said she also recognizes how iconic the telethon is in Saskatchewan.
“It will be an honour to be part of the annual Telemiracle event, because as kids we would stay up until the early hours watching all the wonderful Saskatchewan talent on television,” she said.
“As a youngster I looked up to those artists and wanted to be just like them -- singing and raising money for such a great cause.”
Guy said she expects to perform at least one number but will be prepared for more.
“We have decided to perform our most recent original called ‘In A Summer’, because it’s upbeat and they want us to keep the crowd rocking,” she said.
Anyone wanting to help with the fundraising effort, can contact Guy or local Kinsmen and Kinettes